By Nwogha Ndubuisi Andy
Following the increase in spate of crimes in the society through the instrumentality of youths who are seen as the soft target to perpetuating most ills, the National President Igbeagu autonomous community, Izzi LGA, Ebonyi State, Comrade Emeka Ede on Sunday 24th May, 2020 advised Ndiechi Ndegu youths to eschewed from activities capable of breaching peace in the area.
Addressing Executive members of the youths shortly after their successful election held at the village town hall, Comrade Ede tasked them to remain an instrument for championing positive change as no Community developed amidst rancour and bitterness.
He charged all the elected officials to see leadership position as a call to Service and urged them to support the fight against kindred dichotomy.
Earlier in his speech, the outgoing Chairman, Mr. Basil Itumo appreciated the people for giving him the chance to serve them, noting that all the Executive members under his leadership voluntarily accepted the dissolution of power and promised to support the new Executive to ensure they succeed.
The outgoing Chairman, Basil Itumo assured the executive of their support, hinting that their transition is from God and charged them to introduce change in the area.
“I came to power with no cash in our pocket but I source money for our village day, but to the glory of God, it was successful, with some little balance that we continue using to grow the village and our town hall for which some valuables were bought, and I am advising all youth to get registered.”
The electoral Chairman, Hon. Sunday Nwuguru, appealed to Igbeagu youth president to appoint one of the executive members to be part of his leadership for proper representation of the people while he urged them to help bring electricity to the area.
The village Head, Chief Chijioke Ogbuewu said time has come for all to come together and walk in line with the programme and policies of the state government for the development of the place, stressing that the unity of the clan lies in their hands.
Lending his voice, a popular musician, Elobe Egbara advised them to walk with the elders even as they attract electricity to the people.
Management Committee member Representing Coordinator Igbeagu DC, Ogbuja advised the Executive to help attract all that is due to the people at all times.
The newly elected president on behalf of the new Executive, Comrade Chinwe Nwite said though he would not make any promises as he is yet to know what they have in their pocket but said he would ensure that all youths get registered.
He revealed that soon a suggestion box would be set at the village town hall for general contribution to the growth of the place and assured them that he will ensure that everyone registers by subsidizing the fee and appreciated the youth for their support.
The new youth Executive members are: Mr. Nwite Chinwe, Chairman, Mr. Ekpem Nkwuda, Vice Chairman, and Monday Nwuguru, Secretary.
Others are, Mr. Ejike Elobe, Treasurer, Boniface Okemini, Assistant Secretary, Chinedu Ikpozu, PRO and others.
Other activities of the day were the official inauguration by the National President and handover of official documents.