- The 2023 general elections is not going to be game as usual, this is because the Nigerian youths have decided to vote for politicians who are 'working' and active at the grassroots level
- In fact, the youths in Delta state, in Oko community to be precise have made their intentions known to any candidate vying for elective position in 2023
- While chasing away PDP Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, from campaigning in the area, they noted they are tired of fake promises by politicians
On Tuesday, December 6, the Ward-to-Ward campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta North Senatorial District, was prevented by angry youths of Oko Community who said the politicians only make fake political promises.
The youths in their numbers prevented especially the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, from entering the community over failure to address community challenges as a lawmaker over the years.
It took the effort of the senatorial candidate, Ned Nwoko, after hours to calm the nerves of unrepentant youths, The Punch reported.
Why the youths are angry with Elumelu
The youths who reluctantly listened to Nwoko lamented the difficulties the community had faced over the years.
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Speaking on behalf of the group, the youth leader said the community is tired of fake promises from politicians.
“Since 1999, PDP had been coming here to campaign but after elections they never remember Oko community. No road, no electricity among others social amenities.
“We have been voting for this PDP in all elections but nothing to show for it. Elumelu had been coming and making fake promises.
“And he is coming again to deceive us for fourth time, that’s our anger and we don’t want such promises again,” the youth leader said.
The youths tasks PDP politicians in Delta state
The youths, however, compelled Elumelu and others to go to the community shrine for an oath that they will address the community’s plight, especially the roads, if elected.
Meanwhile, Nwoko assured the community that roads from Oko to Ndokwa East all the way through Isoko to Warri would be done.
Nwoko also promised to address the flooding menace that had been ravaging the community on yearly basis.
2023 presidency: Massive love as Lagosians troop out to support Atiku at rally, photos surface
The presidential campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, in Lagos was more than a resounding success.
At the rally held in Teslim Balogun Stadium (TBS), residents in the state came out en mass to plegde their full support for Atiku ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Reading to the impressive turnout of Lagosians, which contributed hugely to the success of the rally, one of Atiku’s media aides, Eta Uso, appreciated the supporters for their love.
2023 presidency: Man showcases Atiku-branded food at PDP campaign rally in Lagos
As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council holds its rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium (TBS), in Lagos, a young man has been seen showcasing Atiku-branded food at the rally.
What makes this rally very interesting and historic is that Atiku is coming to hold his campaign in Tinubu's strongest domain, Lagos, a state where a good number of youths have declared full support for Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
Those at the rally include the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, governorship candidate of Lagos state, Olajide Adediran, former PDP Lagos state governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, former senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu among other top politicians.