Ogun Youth Stakeholders Lament Political Marginalization

KEHINDE AKINPELU, ILORIN

Youth stakeholders in Ogun West senatorial district Olamilekam Lawal,of Ogun state have lamented alleged marginalization in infrastructure development, job empowerment and political leadership of the area.

Speaking with journalists, one of the youth leaders, Comrade Jinad Hammed, said that the continuous marginalization of the people had affected growth and immediate development of the constituency, as well as denied them a fair share of democratic leadership.

He urged political leaders and traditional leaders in the area to look within while selecting future representatives of the area.

In his words, “In past 16 years, this seems to be the very first time that the people of Ogun West would choose their political leader without the influence of any godfather anywhere. But, how much are we ready to take our future in our own hands and never to lose the opportunity?

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“At this critical stage, I think if Ogun West leaders even prefer to import candidate to represent us as before, it shouldn’t be a foreign personality who didn’t know what we are facing as challenges at home. However, we don’t need to import anyone from anywhere, since we have materials like AIA, GNI, Noimot Salako, Salimot Badru, Odunjo and others who are proving already to be development- oriented”, he said.

He also said that, “The rate of neglect and degradation in Ogun West is lamentable. Our traditional rulers should be seen converging to discuss ways to create employment for the teeming unemployed youths within thier constituency, in an area with large expanse of land and industrial facilities as Ogun West”

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He also urged the concerned stakeholders to shop inward while selecting future representative to defend the interest of people of Ogun West senatorial district area.

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