Avu youths protest imposition of levy

By Adonis Amadi
The decision of the Caretaker Committee of Avu Town Union in Owerri West LGA Imo State for all taxable adults in the community to pay a levy of N500 to enable them qualify to vote in the coming election of the town Union executive is now threatening the peace of the community.
The youths have vehemently opposed the levy describing it as not only fraudulent, but a ploy to disenfranchise the youths of Avu from voting candidates of their choice in the coming town union election.
The youths, who went round all the villages of Avu Community with placard with various inscriptions, denounced the idea of imposing N500 levy. Some of the placards read: “Mediocre persons and mediocrities at the helm of affair can no longer succeed in Avu”.
“Membership of Avu Town Union electoral Committee must be made Public or it’s a Kangaro one”.
“Avu stakeholders say No! to interim/caretaker committee town union again”.
Speaking to the press later. Mr Joseph Uba, youth leader of Obokwu kindred, told Christian Voice that the annual meeting of the community usually held on every 26th December to primarily set up modalities for the election of the executives of the town Union, but the meeting of 26th December 2017, ended in chaos.
The Caretaker Committee Secretary, Ichie Chika Nwanesi, dismissed the claims of the youths, saying they were sponsored by faceless and interested individuals of Avu.

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