Just recently, and especially in the new media, our youths: the great, energetic and ebullient young politicians of Enugu State took to the social media to bamboozle online readers with the above political creed – ‘Youth O’ clock’. The youths who are mostly rail-roaded into believing the cliché above by the Youth Council of Nigeria, Enugu State chapter and other top youth bodies in the State are either neophytes, naive or ignorant of the song they chant without an end (No apologies).
Without mincing words, the youth bodies and its leaders who bandy the ideology overleaf are either government cronies, arm-chair politicians or government stooges. They have never, and would not anytime soon, test the real political hemisphere, atmosphere of the state, as they clearly depend on the crumbs that fall from the tables of government.
For the records, I contested for Enugu North Senatorial election of 2019, during which I garnered a wide range of experience on what is truly and sincerely obtainable out there as against the narrow range of experience open to the gullible (follow-follow) youths of the state, who are not ready to test the murky waters of the state putrid politics.
Now, hear this all time and timeless revelation of mine, garnered over the period of my senatorial bid.
When I ran for Enugu North Senatorial position as sole opposing contender to the incumbent Senator Chuka Utazi in the just concluded 2019 general elections in Enugu State, every day seemed and appeared endless to me as the daunting tasks billed and piled up as hurdles in my quest to engender qualitative, egalitarian and responsive representation to our ever constituents were daunting.
During such times, I remember how I had hid from the prying eyes of the public, so as to be saved from a possible mob or likely assailants, owing to the way our people perceive, go about politics and political positions. The experience I am about unveiling to you culminated in many nights of brainstorming and strategizing between my media aide, Solomon Gwiyi and myself, who from day one, shared the same view with me that the battle was a win-win for us, both in the primaries and the main electioneering exercise.