Imo Governorship Aspirant Tasks Youths on Leadership  


By Nseobong Okon-Ekong

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tony Nwulu, who is a governorship hopeful in Imo State, has urged Nigerian youths to take advantage of opportunities provided by the ‘Not-Too-Young-To-Run Act’, by vying for political offices.

Nwulu who sponsored the ‘Not-too-young to-Run-Act’ was recently endorsed for the 2019 gubernatorial race in Imo State by youths from the 27 local government areas of the state.

He told journalists in Abuja that,  “Nigerian youths cannot continue to do things the same way and expect a different result. The 2019 election is an opportunity for youths to change the narrative. Political leadership at all levels by the youths have now been made possible, more than ever before, by the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Act, which I fought relentlessly to accomplish.”

Nwulu further advised the youths to take steps towards actualising a better future for the state by getting their PVCs. This, he said, will give them the power to decide who governs them.

Reacting to his recent adoption for the 2019 governorship election by some groups, Nwulu stated that he has chosen the theme, ‘Mezie Imo’ as his campaign slogan for the 2019 election.

The Mezie Imo Movement as represented by youths from 27 LGAs of Imo state also reiterated its support for Nwulu, stating that, the victory of ‘Not too Young to Run’ bill was a clear indication of his relentless commitment to advance youth participation in governance.

The gathering of Imo youths described Nwulu as a man with uncommon experience, vision and courage, a young political giant whose height is yet to be determined, and indeed, a dogged fighter with the right strategy to push leadership beyond the traditional frontiers.”

Nwulu who currently represents Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives was called upon to join hands with “true lovers of the Imo Sttate to sweep the present reckless leadership in the state away.”