Old Aguata youths hush down Soludo, Ezeife, others
…insist their voices must be heard
By O’star Eze
It seems the youths are finally taking their right of place in Anambra State with the recent uprising against the manipulations of the elites in political matters. This explains the scenario that played out recently with the interruption of some Old Aguata Stakeholders at Amaokpala, Orumba North LGA, during a meeting purportedly meant to endorse the sitting governor, Mr Willie Obiano, for second tenure.
Eyewitness reports that among the prominent men present during the meeting were three former deputy governors of Anambra State, all from Old Aguata; Ugochukwu Nwankwo, Emeka Sibudu, Okey Udeh; Anambra South APGA chairman, Chief Titus Anagbogu; former CBN governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, and Bar. Anthony Ezekwonna, Special Assistant to the incumbent governor on Political Matters.
It was gathered that the meeting which was tagged a meeting of Old Aguata Union was orchestrated by the above named clique during which they stood up one after another to give reasons why members of Old Aguata should support the second term ambition of Obiano.
It was just as Titus Anagbogu moved a motion for the endorsement that a youth leader from Ezira, Comrade Emmanuel Agu, sprang to the fore of the gathering screaming “objection, the voice of the people must be heard!” His objection was echoed by over 200 other young people among the crowd.
The youth leader decried what he called the imposition of a candidate on the people of Old Aguata without seeking their consent.
“We refuse to continue in the ignorance of you old men in our union, who collect money and sell our collective birthright. We are tired of being relegated to the deputy position,” he said.
He said that it was most unfortunate that people from Old Aguata have a candidate like Godwin Ezeemo emerge from them and yet are seeking to endorse an external person who is “incapable of delivering quality dividends of democracy.”
Another young person raised his voice at the same time saying that he was appalled that the people’s consent was not sort after but they have orchestrated the gathering to impose a candidate on them.
The source said that since the inception of democratic rule in Nigeria, Old Aguata has never gone beyond deputising in government adding that a majority of Old Aguata youths believe this is their opportunity to break that jinx.