Ahead of the 2019 general elections, 7,000 Nigerian youths are currently contributing N1,000 each to buy the nomination form for former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to contest for Abia North Senatorial District seat.
The youths, under the group: OUK Volunteers, described Kalu as a dynamic and trusted leader who has created many jobs and should be at the National Assembly to continue his good works.
The youths noted that they know Kalu can afford his nomination form but want to show appreciation for all he has done for them and to make sure no stone is left unturned in ensuring that he gets to the National Assembly where they are sure he will make a mark.
Speaking to newsmen about the campaign, the National Secretary of the OUK volunteers, Emeh James Anyalekwa, said #7000Youth4OUK is not about money. It’s a mass movement, a practical show of love by youths who believe in OUK. We are youths who have been positively impacted by OUK legacies via free education, scholarships, employments, etc.
“There are over 10,000 youths in Nigeria who are directly employed by Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and over 100,000 who indirectly depend on his employment in order to survive.
“Kalu has built and still building more companies to employ the youths than any other Nigerian politician living or dead.
“OUK has made more youth millionaires and billionaires than any other Abia State politician living or dead.
“These are verifiable facts.
“OUK gave free education in Abia from 1999 to 2007.
“The children who benefited from these people-oriented programmes are now successful adults who want to show appreciation and love to a man who has done so much for the youths.”