The member representing Isiala Ngwa North State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Ginger Onwusibe, has tasked Abia youth and beyond to take their destinies by storm by deciding the kind of leaders they want.
Hon. Onwusibe, who gave the advice on Wednesday in Igbere, Bende LGA of Abia State, during a reception organised for him at Chima Anyaso’s residence, said the youth are energetic, full of lofty ideas, current with modern realities among others.
He revealed that the old order of allowing octogenarians steer the sheep of governance can be relegated if the youth come out of their shells to participate in their own affairs, calling on them to leverage on their knowledge of trends in the 21st century.
Onwusibe said with youth involvement in politics, there will be a political regeneration in Abia State which will be anchored on reward when credible people are elected to occupy offices of trust.
He lauded Chima Anyaso, the Founder, Ofuji Movement for his sagacity and philanthropic gestures, stressing that he has touched the lives of Igbere people and beyond in the area of Education and health, adding that these two sectors are germane in every society as it is the greatest legacy any public office holder can provide for his people.
Hon. Onwusibe revealed that Igbere people are blessed to have a man like Anyaso, urging them to adore him, reiterating that his philosophies, style of empowerment among other virtues, synchronizes with his.
He expressed happiness at the alliance between Otawike Youth Initiative and Ofuji Movement, noting that it will blossom and provide solutions to myriad challenges facing the state.
On his part, Chima Anyaso, founder, Ofuji movement, said he believes in youth inclusiveness in decision making, maintaining that the call for youth involvement in politics is not a ploy to dislodge the octogenarians, but a way of allowing them roles of rendering advice, while the youth steer the ship.
Anyaso who reminded the youth that to whom much is given, much is expected, charged them to sacrifice more and relegate to the background, the idea of placing first what they will benefit today.
He noted that there is need to galvanize the youth to achieve greatness, adding that Abia has grown past the level of allowing a single individual to decide the faith of all, calling on Abians across board to unite, with a view to achieving Abia of their dream.
Correspondent reports that earlier, Hon Ginger Onwusibe was conferred with the Chieftaincy title of ‘Ezi Enyi na Mba’ by Igbere Clan Council of Traditional Rulers at the palace of His Royal Majesty, Eze Sampson Ukaegbu, Igbere just as Hon. Onwusibe and Anyaso, announced the alliance between Otawike Youth Initiative and Ofuji Movement for the purposes of uniting Abians across geopolitical zone.