No fewer than 5,000 youths have declared their support for the House of Representatives Candidate for Irele/Okitipupa federal constituency under the platform of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Mr. Andrew Ogunsakin ahead of the February 16 elections.
The youths held a rally, moving round the Okitipupa metropolis on Saturday, where vehicular movements were stalled for several hours in the town. Speaking on behalf of the youth, Oluwaseun Akinnubi described Ogunsakin as the most qualified for the position.
He explained that the ZLP candidate had distinguished himself in advancing the course of youths and the society in the past. Akinnubi added that the youths resolved to give Ogunsakin their total supports in the constituency as a result of his unmatched qualities in giving responsible and responsive representation.
”We have resolved that youths in the constituency will support him because he has shown over the years that he is a man that can be trusted.” We need a man that will give us in this constituency an unprecedented representation. A representation that will transform people’s lives and the society.”
”It is time for a new order in our politics, where youths will hold elective positions. He represents the new order and he is the voice of Ikale youths. We saw his programmes for the people of the constituency and we are moved. We will give our maximum supports for the election and victory will be ours,” he said.
On his part, the ZLP senatorial candidate for Ondo South, Eni Akinsola noted that Andrew has what it takes to represent the constituency, adding that he would be given the needed supports to achieve victory at the poll. “He is a promising youth that we have tested in the past and we can see his contributions to Ikale land. He has the interest of the land at heart and we will support him.
Akinsola urged the people to rally him and the party in their quest to mobilize developments to the area. While speaking with journalists, Andrew Ogunsakin expressed his appreciation to the youths for organizing and coming out en masse for the rally.
Ogunsakin said politics must been seen as an avenue to give voice to the voiceless and care for them, saying he is determined to change the narrative about politics in the constituency. While urging people to get their PVCs and be ready to vote for ZLP, Ogunsakin said he was confident of achieving victory in the February 16 poll.