Hon. Jesutowo Samuel Adekanmi (JSA), the Nigerian Community Movement Party (NCMP), candidate for the seat of Ido constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly at the weekend accused old generation of politicians in the state of recruiting youths for political thuggery.
Speaking with journalists in Ibadan on Sunday, Hon. Adekanmi lamented that it was unfortunate that Nigerian youths are still making themselves available to be used as political thugs by old generation of politicians.
Specifically, he noted that it was sad that youths were used to perpetrate political violence witnessed in some parts of Oyo state in the last two weeks
The Oyo NCMP state House of Assembly candidate declared that it is time for youths to take over the leadership of Nigeria because the old generation of leaders have failed the country.
The youthful politician, therefore, urged Nigerian youths not to allow the high rate of poverty and unemployment in the country to turn them into “devil’s workshop”.
On the reason why he decided to represent the people of his constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Adekanmi said there is the need for a paradigm shift in attitude to governance.
He said human development, women and youths empowerment, as well as welfare packages for aged persons will be his major focus if elected.
Adekanmi revealed that this became necessary in view of series of socioeconomic problems the people of his constituency are confronted with.
He said, “In all the wards I have visited in Ido Local Government Area, I discovered that our people are confronted with a lot of socioeconomic problems. There is the need for urgent and pragmatic efforts to tackle these problems”.
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