- The race for the 2019 general elections has started in earnest across the nation
- Imo state is not left out in the intense political activities going on in the country
- Some youths in the state have called on Honourable Tony Nwulu to contest for the Imo governorship position
Thousands of youths from the 27 local governments in Imo state have called on a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Tony Nwulu, to vie for the Imo governorship contest in 2019.
Legit.ng gathered that the youths in their thousands gathered at All Saints and Angels Cathedral Church, Egbu, Owerri North local government area at the weekend where they unanimously declared that Nwulu represents the new face of leadership and should therefore come forward by declaring his ambition to become the next governor of Imo state.
Leaders of the youths and various student groups from various parts of the state who spoke separately at the event extolled the leadership qualities of Nwulu, who currently represents Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency in Lagos state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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In unison, they said Nwulu has demonstrated a strong passion for Nigerian youths by initiating the Not Too Young Bill in the House of Representatives.
The bill is currently awaiting presidential assent, and there are hopes that President Muhammadu Buhari will sign into law.
In his address, the state coordinator of Imo Youth Renewal Movement, a political but non partisan group championing youths in governance in Imo state, Comrade Chukwu Kelechi Kingsley, said they made the call on Nwulu in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
He described the 39 year old lawmaker as “an ideologue visionaire, a leader of leaders, philanthropist par excellence and a global citizen.”
His words: “Tony Nwulu is a quintessential Nigerian loved by all and continuously grateful to the good people of Oshodi- Isolo Federal Constituency for their support as always.”
Chukwu also described him as non tribalistic, well educated and a focused leader who has the interest of young and older Nigerians at heart.
“We are more inclined to him courtesy of his Not Too Young To Run bill and his clamour for youth inclusive government, youth empowerment and national security,” Chukwu declared.
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He appealed to the Ezinihitte Mbaise born federal lawmaker who shattered ethnic barriers to win the Isolo/Oshodi Federal Constituency seat in Lagos state not to turn Imo youths down, vowing to mobilize all and sundry to support his governorship ambition.
He said: “We would at this juncture, rise to echo and re- echo to public notice, the position of Imo youths that based on character, youthfulness, pragmatism, traceable trademark records and taking cognizance of the zoning arrangement in Imo, we demand Honourable Tony Nwulu to occupy Imo Douglas House come 2019 as executive governor of Imo state.”
￼Chukwu recalled Nwulu’s antecedents in various field of human endeavour describing him as the best and right man to lead Imo state.
Nwulu is currently the deputy chairman, House committee on capital market and institution and member; works, telecommunications, pension, inter-parliamentary affairs, emergency preparedness and disasters management committees.
Meanwhile, the National Assembly has transmitted the Age Reduction Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
The bill was transmitted with other constitutional amendment that were before now, pending in the federal legislature.
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