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YOUTH COALITION ENDORSES WOMAN ACTIVIST

By NBF News
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Six youth bodies from from Anambra North Senatorial Zone have endorsed a woman activist, Lady Ann Chukwuneke, as their choice for the chairmanship seat of Onitsha South Local Government Council. She is to contest on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The endorsement was contained in a communique issued in Onitsha at the weekend shortly after their plenary session. The communique was jointly signed by the representatives of the youth bodies.

In the communique, the youth bodies explained that their endorsement of Chukwuneke was based on the imperative of introducing divine honesty, transparency, integrity and people-oriented policies into politics which Governor Peter Obi's APGA-led government has showcased in the past four years.

They contended that after careful examination of the pedigree of all the contestants who are aspiring to occupy the exalted chairmanship seat of Onitsha South local government council, they found her worthy and the best among others. According to the communique, 'Chukwuneke is a hard working person whose honesty and integrity in all her endeavours are not in doubt, adding, she has truly demonstrated this even in her personal firm where she trained many Nigerian youths, retained them and they are presently working in her company and these persons today serve as testimony to the above facts'.

Earlier, the APGA National Youth Leader, Comrade Ferguson Okpara had explained that APGA members have repositioned the party in such a way that it has now become the best in the country. Okpara who disclosed that APGA is currently parading about 15 youths contesting National Assembly elections, expressed optimism that the party would wrest power from other political parties in the Southeast zone during the forthcoming 2011 general elections.

Distributing sewing machines and many quantities of foodstuff to the less-privileged ones, Lady Chukwuneke said she joined the chairmanship race for the purpose of showing the grassroots real positive change. Chukwuneke who expressed optimism that the election would go in her favour, disclosed that she currently has over 50 youths under her employ in her bread bakery factory.