It is commonly said that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow. Shouldn’t we all focus on ensuring that these future leaders are well groomed? If not, we may be building a country which will in future be driven by people who are in- equipped, rusty and riotous. Chief Sir Victor Umeh understood well the role of youths in nation building. Without highly educated, highly literate, highly skilled, intellectually brilliant and self-confident youth, a nation is toying with its future, and undermining its existential capacity.
Victor Umeh is disturbed that there appears to be no strategic plan towards tapping the great potentials hidden in a growing youth population. With a current youth unemployment rate of up to 50 percent, the growing menace of kidnap cases perpetrated by disgruntled youths, massive recruitment of young people into terrorist gangs and the ever growing number of desperate young people willing to become thugs for self seeking politicians, this worry is not misplaced. The glaring consequence of neglecting the proper development of young people through proper education, impartation of work skills and adequate investment in their welfare through robust education, health and entrepreneurial programmes is to unconsciously breed a massive, redundant, counter-productive and rebellious population.
This is neither good for the general growth and development of a society nor for purposes of internal security.
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On why he wants to go to the Senate, Umeh said: “Foremost is to support all the bills that will encourage youth development, focus on education and skills development, workable and accessible entrepreneurship support programmes for countless young people who have proven skills but lack financial support to set up a micro enterprise. attract projects that will help develop my zone, encourage human development, as well as fight injustice and corruption at all levels. The youth support will add more tonic in energising me, and I promise to offer quality representation, and work for peace and unity of Nigeria.” Ohamadike has never in the past fail to deliver on his promises.
The major task facing the youths of Anambra Central is to become politically active. To mobilize not only other youths in the zone, but every other eligible voter to vote for Ohamadike on Election Day. Remember the bible story of Jacob and Esau. In a moment of hunger Esau sold his birthright to Jacob. It was a decision Esau would live to regret and couldn't undo. Four wasted years of Chris Ngige as a senator is a great lesson. When you make choices based on short-term gratification rather than lifelong convictions and goals, you always lose out in the end. So don't take a deal; don't trade your God giving destiny for momentary gratification. The duty and obligation we owe to ourselves is to support Ohamadike by coming out on the 14th of February 2015 to elect Sir Victor Umeh as our senator; he deserves to be in the Senate
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