Youths under the aegis of Coalition of Kogi West Youths have declared support for the ambition of Dr Toyin Akanle to replace Senator Dino Melaye during the 2019 general election.
At a press conference in Lokoja yesterday, coordinator of the group, Ogbeni Babatunde Teidi, pointed out that it was the turn of Yagba area to produce the next senator for the district.
Teidi said the people of the area had resolved to support Akanle to give the district good representation at the National Assembly.
“We the Kogi West youths have not just decided to come out with one voice in favour of Akanle but have also decided to harmonise our voices in the interest of the constituents. We are well convinced that Akanle is indeed apriority to us all as he holds us with high esteem.
“Our coalition has decided and we have spoken what we desire; Akanle is the endorsed candidate of our choice. He has helped in various capacities to the extent of training people that have risen to positions of associate professors and deans in tertiary institutions in this country,’ the youths said.
The group noted that the former security chief had initiated many programmes that the people of the senatorial district benefitted from, adding that he had been helping the widows in his community forover 20 years.
“It is knowledge that almost all the political parties have zoned the senate seat to Yagba East that has not been there before. We in this coalition are not politicians but are for good governance, equity and justice.
“We have forgiven those who have contributed in truncating our much cherished rotational arrangement and advise we begin to correct this anomaly. We therefore call on the other senatorial aspirants across the parties to set aside their ambition and team up with Dr Toyin Akanle for the overall development of Kogi West, Teidi said.