If Youths Are Adequately Empowered, They Will Not Take Arms- Godwin Maduka
The flag bearer of the Accord Party in the governorship election in Anambra State, Dr. Godwin Maduka has highlighted the importance for the youths to be empowered and build up their capacity.
Maduka, who is completing the last phase on his election campaign, said in Awka over the weekend that if the country’s youths are appropriately equipped, they will not revert to crime.
In his remark, he emphasized the need of every Anambra indigene to obtain a formal education in addition to their apprenticeship system, which he believes is a precondition for a decent life and self-satisfaction.
In his words:”Insecurity in the country today, especially in the Southeast region of the country has taken a new dimension with spate of killings, kidnaping and selected attack on persons.
“This is so worrisome especially with the governorship election in Anambra State drawing very close, while the security situation seems unabated.
“It is high time Ndi-Anambra wake up from slumber and vote someone that will deliver the true dividend of democracy,”
The reason why the youths carry arms is because there are no jobs for them. Most of them are graduates who are unemployed, became frustrated and thereby became vulnerable to crime.”
“There is a need to vote someone whose pedigree speaks volume, in terms of financial strength, sound academics, philanthropic gesture and passion to serve,”
“Insecurity as it stands will be my topmost priority if I become governor because, there will be no meaningful development in the state if lives and properties are not secured.
“Even before I thought of joining the race, I built a Police station, Civil defence, Army barracks as a private project to beef up security in Anambra State.
“Anambra has known peace for a measured time until late, when governance became a challenge in the state. Considering all these challenges, I am here to change the situation,”