Group expresses support for Ekiti North 2 rep member elect, warns detractors
Ekiti Progressive Youths has expressed delight at the outcome of the February 25 election that produced Hon Akinlayo Kolawole as the representative of the Ekiti North Federal Constituency 2 of Ekiti State at the National Assembly.
The group in a statement, described Kolawole as a dynamic youth with altruistic disposition, whose major concern has always been how to develop and assist the downtrodden within reach of his God’s given resources.
Spokesperson of the group, Desmond Oluwasegun, said Kolawole has helped many youth in his constituency and beyond. “In his quest for a better society within the shortest period of time, he ventured into politics is a clear testimony of people’s hope in his leadership ability,” he said.
The group expressed appreciation to the All Progressive Congress (APC) for presenting the advocate of youth development and apostle of generational change as her flagbearer to represent the people at the lower chamber of the national assembly.
Oluwasegun said: “We are truly proud to be associated with the party that has proven to Nigerians that there is still to be found in this country a party that is transparent, that is truly democratic, that respect every contestant, and gives members an equal chance to vote and to verify that one’s vote counts.
“We are not surprised, that some fifth columnists and enemies of our democracy, are on a desperate mission, to deny the people of our constituency, our much anticipated quality representation in the National Assembly, a dream which as come to realisation, with the emergence of our illustrious son, Kolawole, as our representative. We are not surprised, that these elements have resorted to all sorts of blackmail, before, during and even after the election. We are surprised by the attempt, by these individuals and their sponsors, to blackmail the newly elected representative, as they have also out of their desperation, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return, already issued to him. This is not only laughable, but we consider it as a coup attempt against the mandate of our people.
“We are calling on every progressive minded individuals within the constituency to come together in supporting Kolawole’s agenda and work with him in restoring and upholding our cherish core values as a people of land of honour and make irrelevant all regional lined that tend to divide us, build a society where a political divide will not for anyone be an impediment, and build a constituency that everyone can dream, aspire, work and realise his/her lofties dream.”