IYFC decries impunity, imposition of candidates by political leaders1 min read

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By Ochuko Akuopha

OLEH—ISOKO Youth Frontiers for Change, IYFC, a socio-political group, has decried the impunity, dictatorial tendencies and imposition of candidates by those “who pose as” political godfathers in the country.

IYFC said the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Law will “remain largely unattainable if youths are waiting for the political leaders to willingly step outside or create room for them to occupy.”

Speaking at Oleh, Isoko South council, Delta State, during a youth summit organised by IYFC, its coordinators, Mr. Michael Emumena and Mr. Andy Ogeili, stressed the need for youths to arise in unity.

Cross-section of participants during the one-day Youth Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Leadership Seminar organised by the state government in collaboration with the youth wing of the Edo State Chapter of APC at Uromi, Esan North-East Local Government Area, Edo State on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Emumena said: “Despite the youths’ valuable resources, they are often times manipulated, used, abused, enslaved, restricted, neglected and relegated to the background by the political elite and leaders, who are determined to hold power and occupy leadership position till their last day on earth.

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“Some of the elites would even transfer such power and cede such leadership roles to their children.

“This egotism and greedy tradition is the major thing that the IYFC is seeking to end by rooting for progressive youthful leaders, youth indepen-dence and involvement of youths in decision making in our political and leadership terrain.”

“We are managing to break free from political slavery, thuggery, dependency, anti-social vices and unnecessary loyalty, which has given our leaders undue advantage to abuse our God-given potentials without significant benefits.”