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2023: Benue South youths demand deputy gov slot

The Benue South Youth Coalition (BSYC) has demanded the deputy governorship slot in the 2023 governorship election.

The youths made up of the Ochetoha and the Igede youths council threw their weight behind the candidature of Peter Adejoh for the position.

This, they said will assist in compensating the youths being the largest number of the voting population.

Speaking at a press conference in Makurdi, Comrade Obande Gideon, Chairman of the Ochetoha K’Idoma Youth Wing and Anderson Iji Egbodo, the Secretary of the Igede youth Council, said: “The role of the ruling generation in the emergence of the flag bearers for the office of Governor across political lines cannot be over emphasized, especially the two major parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“In view of the fact that young people between the ages of 18 and 45 dominate the country’s voting population, there is no contention as to the reality that the nation’s youth population is critical to the emergence of who mans the number one office of our dear state Benue and the country Nigeria in 2023.

“It is, therefore, sacrosanct to give the young population a place on the joint ticket of the Governor and Deputy as it will go a long way to influence the choice of young people.

“There is no gain in saying that a lot of young people in Benue South have shown the capacity to lead at any level.

“Dr Peter Adejoh, Hon Sam Odeh and others too numerous to mention have at different times in their various fields demonstrated competence and readiness to transform the state if given the opportunity to serve.

“Someone like Dr Peter Adejoh, a seasoned technocrat, has a large following of young people across party lines through his empowerment schemes and the job opportunities he has created for the youth across the country.

“In view of the aforementioned, we call on all political parties in the state to ensure the inclusion of the young generation of the ’30s, ’40s and early ’50s on the joint ticket of ‘Governor and Deputy Governor’ in their political parties as this will surely have a way of closing the leadership gap between the ruling political class and the succession question,” they said.

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