The Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for 2019 general elections, Hon. (Dr) Oladipupo Adebutu, admonished the youths to be alive to their responsibilities by taking the center stage in the nation’s political process.
He made this charge while declaring open a youth programme tagged ‘Ogun Youth Summit‘ held on Friday, November 22, 2018, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Auditorium, Abeokuta.
He stated that the youth should not only be satisfied with the possession of voters cards but should also engage in constructive and objective scrutiny of all political office seekers before they cast their votes.
Moreover, he averred ” If the intellectuals refuse to actively participate in politics, the participating fools will make laws that must be obeyed by the intellectuals”.
The Chairman, House Committee on Rural Development, who was continuously cheered by the participants at the historic event for his oratory delivery of the message to the youth concluded by saying he was ready to partner with the youth when he becomes the governor of the state.
The summit was the first of its kind in the state and was put together by a group of youth across the state coordinated by Messrs Dayo Ayoade and Banky.
Amongst the speakers at the Summit was Omooba Sunday Solarin who spoke on the NEED FOR THE YOUTH INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS.
Omooba Solarin enjoined the youth to be major players in the political arena stating that sitting on the fence or ‘siddon look’ attitude is not in their best interest. While stating the importance of PVC as a civil obligation, the PDP candidate for 2019 Ogun State House of Assembly, Ikenne State Constituency, reiterated the position of Hon Adebutu that an objective and honest appraisal of the people seeking elective positions should be done to enable credible candidates to be the representatives of the people.
He charged them to position themselves in other to take up the leadership of the country saying power is not served a la carte.
Other speakers at the event were Mr. Eazi, Tanwa Ashiru, Wunmi Faiga, Demola Ogunbanjo, Funke Shonekan, Olaotan Towry-Coker.
The highpoint of the event came when Mr. Eazi rendered some of his hit tracks to the delight of the participants.
Credit: Adedeji Babington-Ashaye, a member of Ladi Adebutu Democratic Organisation (LADO).
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