Youths in Ondo city of Ondo state, south west Nigeria have decided to do less of on-looking but rather, be an active partaker and deal bravely in tackling the surfaced relegation of youths in the political helms of affairs. In the bid to rescue the state from recycling of old politicians, leading the pack is ;
Hon Abiola Makinde, former Local government Chairman of Ondo west local government and zonal publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party in South West.
Honourable Makinde popularly popularly known as HAM has declared his intention to run as a National House of Representatives Member representing Ondo west and East Federal constituency. He has continued with his laudable projects that has made him distinguished and note worthy while as the Chairman of the Ondo west local government.
Another young man who has publicly declared his intentions to run for political office in the local government is Mr Tomide Akinribido. The Ondo born social commentator and critics known for his fierce lashing at the President Buhari’s led administration has chosen to take the bull by the horn to run as a state assembly member representing Ondo west Constituency 1. Mr Akinribido ever since his declaration, has been making wide consultations as well as giving the narrative of his agenda if voted into office. He is however yet to make known the party under which he will be contesting.
Another youth who is also joining the move to hijack power from the hands of men who have held firm to power and leadership in the state is the founder of the Adeniran Oyebade Foundation, Mr Oyebade Adeniran. The American based former software advisor at the executive office of the former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama has declared to run for a position at the National Assembly as a Senator representing Ondo Central at the upper chambers of the Legislative house..
The aspirants had advised youths not to engage in violence in their quest to snatch power off the ‘Elders in Leader’ but rather, engage them in intellectual discuss.
Also not left out of the move is Mr Adelosoye Maxwell. The political activist and philanthropist who just recently offset the medical bill of a 18 year old who was detained at the Mother and Child Hospital over inability to pay her medical bill is also running to become a lawmaker representing Constitiency 2 of the Ondo West local government and the state’s house of Assembly. The advocate of youth participation in politics is truly showing a practical example of what he is preaching through an NGO “Society for Sustainable Youth Development”
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Also declaring his interest to run is Olaitan Adeyemi. The graduate of Linguistics is aspiring to get into the State’s house of assembly as a representative of the people of Ondo west local government Constituency 1.
The Ondo born astute business man is also a part of the moving train journeying towards the actualization of having youths to be part of making decisions that affects their life. He is also contesting to be part of the 26 legislatives at the Ondo state house of assembly come 2019. With his wealth of experience as an engager of youths, Mr Mamukuyomi is sure expected to have a wide support amongst them.
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