Ahead Of PDP Convention; George Turnah Inaugurates Camapign Organisation

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As the National convention of the Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP comes up this month in Rivers State,  Prominent Youth Leader and Lawyer, Barrister George Turnah has indicated his interest to serve as the party’s First Deputy National Chairman. 
 
In his words, he said that “First of all, let me assert my firm belief that I do not doubt the future of democracy and its defining history in the progress and unity of our dear nation; I believe that Nigerian youths remain major players in the politics and leadership of their nation. It is equally my belief that the aims and objectives of Africa’s most populous party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as enshrined in its constitution provides the most enduring and credible incentive for the development of young people in leadership and the fulfilment of their hopes and aspirations in life.”
George Turnah has being a loyal member of the PDP from formation to present day. He has been the party’s Coordinator at the ward level, which has taught him to appreciate the defining sacrifice of youths as well as their towering contributions responsible for the growth and spread the party nationwide. As a committed party member and having participated actively at various party programme and haven carried out major assignments as a core party man is a trajectory that built a belief in him that youths of Nigeria have not failed our generation.  In their need they have been clear that they want direct, vigorous action. They have asked for discipline and direction under effective leadership.
Turnah is overwhelm by many young people, student groups, respected youth and party leaders who wittingly or unwittingly have resorted to campaigns on from the nooks and cranies of the country, saying, until George Turnah is elected as the Deputy National Chairman of the party, they will not rest.
“I have thought of your hopes and aspirations. I have thought about your strong desire and resolve to contribute to rebuilding a party that means so much to your future and nation. I have consulted and still consulting with respected elders who have toiled all these years and sacrificed for the growth and spread of our party. There is a growing sense, and a consensus is building that youths and women can no longer be limited to occupying the office of youth leader or woman leader year in year out. I believe the compelling need to rebuilding and repositioning our party for greater influence makes it imperative to widen participation of youths and women in its leadership” Turnah said. 
 
Turnah  also emphasized that “there must be a conscious resolve by founding fathers and leaders of our great party, in a bid to plan for its future, begin to prepare a crop of young people who will take over the reins of the party’s affairs from its present leaders. As a political party which is globally acclaimed for setting the pace with robust leadership and democratic governance in Africa, I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other party on this very Idea of grooming young people for future leadership.
The energy, the faith, the devotion with which they bring to political endeavor will definitely light up our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly be a blessing to humanity.
To ensure the youths play major role in the leadership and activities of the party, Turnah promised to pursue robust programmes for youth empowerment when elected. 
“As we seek to elect new set of leaders for our party, I am more than ever before conscious of your expectations that young people must be given a voice; in understanding the very critical and important role expected of youth of our great party in changing the negative change conversation currently ongoing in Nigeria,  and having consulted with my family, leaders, friends and associates, and haven sort the face of the Almighty God in prayers, I Barr. ALABH GEORGE TURNAH, Member of the Order of the Niger, do present myself on behalf of the entire youth population of our great party, the PDP, for its service and her members nation-wide as a candidate for the office of the FIRST DEPUTY NATIONAL CHAIRMAN of the PDP.
In achieving his goals, , Turnah will be relying heavily on two grounds. The first will be the critical mass of our young delegates from across the 36 states of the federation, plus the FCT whom he represent in the coming election and the second would be the expectation of the youth of the party that the elders and leaders would be passionate enough to concede the office of the 1st Deputy National Chairman of the party to the youth in a historic way with a view to rebuilding confidence and the most assured platform which will serve as nurturing ground, preparatory for effective take-over of leadership in no distance time.
“In the days ahead, we shall mobilize all sectors of our youth, using the instrumentality of the PDP National Youth Vanguard, the umbrella body of all youth and young people in our party, whose mandate I bear. To this end, strategies and modalities are being put in place to set up and inaugurate campaign structures across the federation. To drive this process, I have carefully profiled some key leaders of our party across board to constitute the GEORGE TURNAH CAMPAIGN COUNCIL”. 
He therefore named the following persons as members of the Campaign Council
 
Dr. Kachi Ononuju – Director General
Abdulahi Jega – Chairman North,
Dr. Tokubo Pearse – Chairman South.
Amb. Ibrahim Bala Aboki – Deputy Director General,
Charles Ibiang – Secretary/Director Finance,
Ebis Orubebe – Director Logistics,
Abdulahi Alikano – Director Strategy,
Dauda Mohammed – Director Operations,
Oluwafemi Lawson – Director Media & Publicity,
Alani Omisore – Director Delegate Outreach 1,
Bekes Apere – Director Mobilization,
Dr. Henry Aloh – Director Contact 1,
Hon. Akujobi Nkoror – Director Planning,
Hajiya Safiya Adejoh – Director Welfare,
Hajiya Amina Abubakar Ahmed – Director Contact 2,
Mrs. Vera Erede – Director Female Delegate Outreach,
Queen Ehirim – Treasurer,
Esther John Dakup – Director mobilization (Women),
Bamidele Seyi Abiola – Delegate outreach.
 
ZONAL CAMPAIGN COORDINATORS:
Jafar Sani Bello – North West
Longers Anyanwu – South East
James Dugo – South South
Adeshola Olagbegi – South West
Abah Samuel Eleojo – North Central
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