Barely 12 days to the conduct of local government election in Kwara State, a group under the banner of youth emancipation, has pledged it’s unalloyed support to the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Asa Local Government Area, Hajia Risikat Maliq Opakunle.
The group made this known at the palace of Alaboto of Aboto-Oja in the local government area, Alhaji Kasali Yakub, during a meeting with political leaders in Ila-Oja and Aboto/Odo-Ode wards.
Mr Ismaila Busari, who spoke on behalf of the group, assured the APC leadership in the area of their readiness to vote massively for its chairmanship flag bearer in November 18, 2017 council election.
He also expressed optimism that all APC councillorship candidates would emerge victorious in the much awaited polls.
Busari applauded the APC leadership for its choice of Hajia Opakunle, whom he described as kind hearted woman, maintaining that they would not disappoint the party leadership in the state.
Responding, a party stalwart, Alhaji Sa’ad Ajelanwa, thanked the group for its preparedness to ensure the success of the APC in the election.
Also speaking, a former chairman of Asa Local Government Area, Dr. Muftau Yahaya, described the youths as indispensable ingredient in the electioneering processes of any nation, and thanked members of the group for coming together as a formidable entity.
In his remark, a one-time chairman, House Committee on Education in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Isiaka Mogaji, commended the youths for their forthrightness and assured them of Opakunle’s administration readiness to carry them along in the scheme of things if elected.
The Alaboto of Aboto- Oja, Alhaji Yakub, who also spoke at the ceremony, praised the youths for their willingness to support the candidacy of Hajia Opakunle.
In her remarks, the APC chairmanship candidate, Hajia Risikat Opakunle, lauded the initiative of the youths for sharing a common idea in the interest of Asa council and pledged not to disappoint them if given the opportunity to serve.