The Cross River National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has advocated for the return of power to Cross River South in 2023.
The Chairman of the Council, Comrade Daniel Obo, said so on Saturday in Calabar during the Democracy Day Stakeholder Engagement hosted by the State Youth Council.
The theme for the engagement was “The Future is Now, Get Involved”.
Obo said that since 1999 the state has enjoyed a smooth and peaceful rotation of power between the state’s southern, central and northern senatorial districts.
“For us, we must inherit the work system and maintain what has been established since 1999, where power started from the south towards the center and is currently occupied by the north.
“In 2023, we must return power to the South; daring to change the narrative now can set the next generation on fire.
“For fairness, justice and balance, a clear conscience should tell all stakeholders that the South deserves more power by 2023,” he said.
He added that the Council was conducting advocacy to encourage young people to vote only for candidates emerging from the south in 2023.
“As young people we have to stay focused in this course and that is the position of young people. We need a young governor from the south in 2023,” asserted.
He urged government at all levels to create jobs for the country’s many unemployed young people and accommodate them in political offices.
The guest speaker at the event, Mr. John Inaku, said young people can agitate for power before 2023 if they are united and ready to fight.
Inaku urged young people to avoid personal benefits and consider things that will grant them leadership and leadership positions.
Rt. Hon. Gideon Mbukpa who is the Speaker of the State Youth Parliament advised the youths to come together as a nexus to demand leadership positions and good governance in 2023.