Cross River Youth Lobby Group Embarks On Statewide Tour
A large delegation of youths under the auspices of the Cross River State Youth lobby group decided to go around the state to appreciate the youths for their teeming support during the youth summit organized in Calabar last month.
The team led by Hon. Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr (Suki), showered praises on the Governor for his in-depth love for the youths in the state, he stressed that a bulk of the major appointments are held by the youths, something that has never happened in the history of Cross River State.
He also commended the governor, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade for introducing young people into governance. Hence, exposing them to the corridors of power.
He further stated that the youth inclusiveness strategy embraced by the governor is something we should commend. He stressed that the initiative should be encouraged across other states.
The team also paid courtesy visits to traditional fathers and appealed to them to encourage their subjects to get involved in the electoral process ahead of 2023.
He appealed to youths in the various LGAs to register for their voter cards as INEC has extended the window for registration.
He stated that with the introduction of BVAS which has gone further to clamp down on election rigging and irregularities experienced in previous elections.
The team also had, Hon. Effefiong Nta Eke (Chairman, Calabar Municipal), Hon Justina Edem (Chairman, Odukpani LGA) Hon. Eric Anderson, Mr. Stanley Nsemo, Mr. Effiom Effiwatt, Mr. Joseph Edet, Mr. Ubi Franklin and others.