IKOM, Nigeria – In a strongly worded statement, it has been made abundantly clear that the endorsement by the Chairman of the National Youth Council (NYC) in the Ikom Chapter is a personal decision. The Chairman’s endorsement of APC candidates on behalf of Ikom’s youth has raised eyebrows and ignited controversy within the community.
Critics argue that the Chairman has failed to uphold the fundamental principle of political neutrality, which is expected when dealing with the affairs of the NYC. This apparent contradiction has drawn significant attention, prompting questions about the Chairman’s alignment with his teachings.
One striking question raised is the Chairman’s whereabouts during the eight-month ASUU strike, which left students at home. Additionally, concerns have been voiced about the absence of a JAMB center in Ikom, leading many students to register for exams outside the Local Government, putting their safety at risk. This has sparked a debate on the Chairman’s priorities—politics or welfare.
The issue of unemployment among the youth, largely attributed to leadership failures, has further intensified the discontent. The economic climate in Nigeria has deterred foreign investors, leaving many young people without opportunities.
The prevailing sentiment is that corruption is at an all-time high, with widespread suffering, and a government perceived as untruthful and deceitful.
With a collective resolve not to fail the next generation, the call to action is clear. The youth of Ikom are urged to vote the APC out of power, emphasizing the need for leadership that addresses the suffering experienced by the people.
Comr. Takim Etta Ndifon, President of NACRISS UNEC, echoed the sentiments of many, asserting that the Chairman’s endorsement represents a personal choice, not a decision of the NYC.
In these challenging times, the youth of Ikom are faced with a critical decision, and the upcoming elections will undoubtedly play a crucial role in shaping the community’s future.
VOTP News will continue to follow this developing story and provide updates as the situation evolves.
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