The Abia state youths have expressed dissatisfaction over the politics of the state, alleging exclusion of youths in governance.
The youths who met in Umuahia on the plank of Maduforo Youth Movement vowed to take their destiny in their hands and correct the imbalance in 2023 polls.
They set 35 to 55 years as the age bracket for governorship candidates, declaring that any candidate above the age bracket will not get the support of Abia youths.
The bi-partisan youth movement called on all political parties to cede slots in both elective and appointive positions to youths, so they could be involved in decision-making about their future.
They dared the political elite as well as all political parties in the state to neglect the demand of the youths to their peril. One of the conveners, Madu Ndukwe, called on the Federal Government to make it mandatory that no youth leader in any political party would be above 45 years and to also make nomination form free for youths