Ahead of the 2023 primary elections of the Peoples Democratic Party, in Enugu state, there has been agitations that Nkanu West state constituency needs new, vibrant, effective and quality representative.
It is against this backdrop and in preparation to the Saturday’s state assembly primary elections in the state that over five hundred youths of Nkanu West Local Government Area on Wednesday stormed the state’s government house to register their displeasure over an alleged plan to return Iloabuchi Aniagu for the period of fourth term.
The protesting youths lamented that the incumbent member who has been been at the state assembly for the period of 12 years has not been able to prove his worth to the people of Nkanu West Constituency.
Speaking on behalf of the youths, Ngene Bartholomew, called on the Governor to as a matter of urgency listen to the cry of the people of Nkanu West and look into the matter.
“As youths of Nkanu West and lovers of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who we believe his coming into office was a divine mandate, we are here to ask him to hear the cry of Ndị Nkanu West by giving us a new brand of young man who would represent us at the chamber come 2023”.
“For 12 years now, Iloabuchi Aniagu, member representing Nkanu West at the Enugu state assembly haven’t been productive and as such is not qualified to seek re-election for another four years.
“Nkanu West has been in the dark and we are here to tell the governor that we are tired of Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu. For the sake of equity, we want another young representative whose track records speaks volume.
“On behalf of the good people of Nkanu West, we say no to the 4th term bid of Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu. We say NO to the darkness that has enveloped Nkanu West for too long. As a peace loving governor, we believe that the governor will look into our plea”, he added.
Addressing the crowd, a government house representative said neither the governor nor his chief of staff is around to speak to them.
He thanked the youths for being peaceful and law abiding in expressing their grievances and promised them that the governor will definitely be briefed about their visit.