The Igbo Bu Igbo youth group, a socio-cultural and political ideologies cutting across the 36 states of the federation and FCT, have thrown their political support behind the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the February 16, general elections and the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.
Speaking to a team of newsmen recently, the National Chairman of Igbo bu Igbo Youths, chief Henry Uzozie (aka World Marshal) explained that the group is a union of Igbo Youths across the country numbering over 70,000 engaged in sharing common socio-cultural and political ideas for the advancement of the society.
He emphasized that the group decided to support Governor Okowa’s second term ambition because of his excellent performance in his first term in office.
Igbo bu Igbo Youths, what is it all about?
Igbo bu Igbo group is all about socio-cultural and political ideas amongst a group of people covering the 36 states of the federation with the FCT. It is made up of people speaking Igbo language and staying in Igbo states and beyond. It is also people that came together to share cultural and political ideas for the advancement of the society.
The advancement of the society is based on political ideology. Which ideology are you inclined to?
In terms of ideology, we’re affiliated in many ways – viz: political, cultural, good governance, assisting to ensure that the electoral process which also include the campaign processes are in line with the rules and regulations. We also ensure the sensitization of the masses as to how and where to cast their votes for the good of the society.
What is the agenda of Igbo bu Igbo in Delta State?
The agenda of Igbo bu Igbo in Delta State led by myself, High chief Henry Uzozie, the National Chairman, Igbo bu Igbo Youths group, is to support the re-election bid of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, who have done very well in this his first term in office.
We in Igbo bu Igbo have looked closely into the affairs of the Governor and decided that we had to support him to achieve his second term ambition to effectively complete some of the good projects that is ongoing across the state. We’re also part of his campaign train for the 2019 general elections because we believe in him. He has done well now and we believe if re-elected, he will do better for Delta State.
How would you mobilize your people to vote for Okowa?
We will do a great job of mobilizing my people because in Delta alone we have over 6,000 members across the three senatorial districts of the state. And in every local government area we have our representatives where we hold regular meetings to sensitize the members on the need to vote Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa. This is also how it happens in other states. And I can authoritatively tell you that members of Igbo bu Igbo Youths are over 70,000 across Nigeria and we are closely knitted in terms of information sharing through the number 08133657643. We’re a body affiliated with Ohaneze ndi-Igbo and we have been in existence since the past 20 years where I am the current national chairman.
What is your message to all Deltans come 2019 general elections?
The message of Igbo bu Igbo youths to all Deltans is that they should have their PVCs and be ready to vote wisely for Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa because we believe in him that he’s going to take every one of us to the promise land in Delta State. Thank you.