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Politics of Monday, 23 January 2023


2023: Why Peter Obi will fail with Northern youths – Chidoka

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osita Chidoka has said the problems of the youths in the Southern and Northern parts of the country are different, adding that they (northern youths) will vote for the largest opposition party.

Chidoka who is also a former Minister of Aviation claims that persons in the North made no attention to the EndSARS protest because it was a problem for the South.

He made the statement on Sunday while fielding questions on the Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme.

According to him, there is no national youth movement that could sway votes in the favour of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi.

He said, “Let me take something like the youth votes. There are 37 million people between the ages of 18 and 35. Of these 37 million people, nine (9) million of them are in the Northwest, 26%. So there is no national youth movement. 4.1 million of them are in the Southeast 11%. Obi can’t sway those votes.

“The issues before the youths in the South and youths in the North are different. So when we were talking about EndSars, nobody in the North moved because this is not a problem for them.”