Abia State chapter of the Nigerian Christian Youth Forum (NCYF) has adopted Chief Mascot Kalu of the Action Peoples Party (APP) as their preferred candidate for the gubernatorial election in Abia State.

The group made the declaration during a world conference held on Saturday in Umuahia, Abia State.

The adoption was contained in a statement jointly signed by lyke Okorie,( Secretary), Comrd. Eugene Okonta JP( President ) and JohnBosco Ezema, the Publicity Secretary of the group.

The Nigerian Christian Youth Forum is said to be made up of Christian youths from various denominations and the adoption was done after a careful comparison of the manifestos of all guber candidates from all political parties in Abia State.

The gubernatorial election is scheduled to be held on March 11, 2023.

The press release reads;

WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE NIGERIA CHRISTIAN YOUTH FORUM, ABIA STATE TO ANNOUNCE THE ADOPTION OF ITS GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE, TODAY FRIDAY 4TH MARCH, 2023 AT CATHOLIC SECRETARIAT HALL, MATER DEI CATHEDRAL, AZIKIWE ROAD UMUAHIA

Good day Gentlemen of the Press…

The Nigeria Christian Youth forum, Abia State, a Non- Governmental Organization wish to commend all Nigerians for coming out en masse and participating actively in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections held across the country last Saturday, 25th of February, 2023. Though, the said elections were marred by a lot of irregularities ranging from falsification and altering of figures, Intimidation of voters and disenfranchisement which was as a result of late arrival of materials to respective polling units.

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However, may we use this medium to call on the electorates not to feel dejected, downcast and hopeless, because they feel that their votes didn’t count. At this stage, let us remember that the power still lies in the hands of the people, hence, we are urging the youths especially, to add more zeal, in order to avoid a repetition of what happened in some parts of the country during the Presidential and national Assembly elections. At this point, we are appealing to the Independent national electoral commission (INEC) to maintain a neutral and an impartial stand during the conduct of the forthcoming Gubernatorial and Houses of Assembly elections, which will be holding on the 11th of March, across the country..

At this juncture, the Nigeria Christian Youth forum, Abia State, wish to make it public that, following a wide opinion sampling, meetings and interactions with the electorates, parties and candidates who will be participating in the

forthcoming election and having studied the manifestos of the eligible candidates/parties, which speaks volume of the ability of a political party to hit the ground running towards tackling the essential needs and wants of the citizenry, the manifesto and the candidacy of the Action People’s Party, gave us a strong conviction of hope..

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Therefore, this press conference holding today, is to make a formal declaration, that the Nigeria Christian Youth forum, Abia State after our meeting, on Thursday, 2nd March, 2023, unanimously endorsed and adopted the sole candidacy of Sir Mascot Uzor Kalu (KSJI) of the Action People’s Party Abia State, as our Gubernatorial candidate for the Saturday 11th March Governorship election in the state, having found him worthy to deliver, when elected, as the Governor of Abia State… It might interest you to know, that the endorsement of Sir Mascot Uzor Kalu came after a careful studious process, which also took into consideration, his wealth of experiences both in public service and private sector.

We therefore, call on all Abians to give him their votes. We believe that he will deliver on the mandate of Abians if given the opportunity to serve. I want to thank all the executive council, Local government coordinators, the entire family of the Nigeria Christian Youth forum and the gentlemen of the press, for this outing. I urge each and everyone one of us to do their best in making our state and Nigeria great again… Remember, your vote, is your power.

Long live Action People’s Party

Long live NCYF

Longlive Abia State Long live federal republic of Nigeria..

lyke Okorie
Secretary

Comrd. Eugene Okonta JP

President

JohnBosco Ezema
Publicity Secretary

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