By Kelechukwu Iruoma
Following his victory at the Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia youths in Lagos, yesterday, urged all Abia indigenes, to rally support for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, in order to move the state forward.
The youths under the aegis of Umuahia Youths Development Association (UYDA), celebrated Ikpeazu’s victory in Lagos, even as they threw their weight behind his administration in solidarity.
Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, President, UYDA, Mr. Obinna Ehumadu revealed that since the tribunal delivered its judgment by upholding the governor’s victory, there had been peace in Abia state, adding that what Governor Ikpeazu needed at this point are not distractions of any form, but maximum support from all Abia indigenes to move the state forward.
Ehumadu said: “As youths, we believe that the government is for the youths. Giving Governor Ikpeazu our support will enable his government to grow. That is why we have decided to celebrate his victory at the tribunal.”
Adding, Ehumadu, who led the youths to the Abia State Liaison Office, Victoria Island, in celebration of Ikpeazu’s victory, however, urged him to create avenues for Abia youths to be employed.
“Governor Ikpeazu should open industries and facilities to enhance the youths and also create jobs. The youths are looking up to the government. Also, we urge the governor to make the state comfortable for investors to invest in the state, in order to create more jobs for the youths. He should also focus on the development of the state’s educational system,” added the youth leader.