A group, Anambra Transformation Ambassadors, on Monday said the state was not ripe for a youthful governor.
The state coordinator of ATA, Dr Chinedu Enemuo stated this at a press conference in Awka, Anambra State.
He said Governor Willie Obiano should be re-elected to enable him to sustain the core values and some development strides he had put in place.
The group, largely consisting of youths, said the state could look for a youth governor in future when proper things must have been done.
While saying that it had embarked on aggressive campaign for the re-election of Obiano, ATA said 1,3024 eligible voters in the state had signed up to the project.
The group NEWSFLASHNGR.com can understand, said it had engaged coordinators in the 326 wards and 4608 polling units in the state in that respect.
Describing Obiano as the most “friendly youth governor”, the group warned the people of the state not to make the mistake of electing a governor of the state who would destroy the peace in the state occasioned by the security Obiano had enthroned.
It said,”We are all youths in this association but we don’t support a youth governor for the state now. Everybody knows how the youth approach issue in peace and conflict resolutions. This state needs peace now not the exuberance of the the youth.
Obiano has done well in security and youth empowerment. We must support him to sustain these feats. The state is yet ripe a youth governor.
“The people are in support of the re-election of the governor, and we are working hard to convince more.
“Don’t forget that INEC recently released a list of about two million voters in the November 18 poll and we already have 1,3024 eligible voters on our side.What that tells you is that Obiano already has more than half of the entire votes for the election.”
No fewer than five out of the 37 political parties contesting the poll are fielding candidates presumed to be youths.