Kwara Youths demand 80% slot in next cabinet


A group of vibrant youths under the aegis of Sarakites Youths Movement (SYM) has written a memo to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, APC Chairman, Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani and the Elders Forum calling for their intervention in the plight of youths of the state.
In the letter signed by Comrade AbdulKarim Elegede, SYM is seeking stakeholders’ intervention towards ensuring that the forthcoming constitution of state executives involved the appointment of at least 80% youths.
The call, SYM noted, became imperative after close observation to the last local government elections where so many of the old caucus politicians almost lost their domains to oppositions.
It expressed apprehension on the development, describing it as shocking, unfortunate and one that needed urgent overhauling of the political structure by the Senate President to forestall future recurrence.
The group maintained that the local government election came as a signal and insight into the coming general elections urging that immediate action be taken to address critical issues, especially in replacing those who have lost touch with their communities with fresh minds that can live up to the task at hand.
The group during it’s meetings with Elders Advisory Council and Management of ABS Mandate Constituency Office said it is high time the state government shift attention to youths of the state in the constitution of the coming executive body.
Speaking on behalf of youths from three senatorial district in the state, Comrade Yakub Aroon Kannike, Comrade Olusegun Olusola and Comrade Alhassan Ahmed, said the youths, if given chance are fully prepared and ready to partake in governance of the state with required political will to change the tide to favour the people of the state and Saraki dynasty in short time.
Reacting, Elegede said the group is optimistic that their demand will be passed to the Senate President, adding that Kwara Youth can no longer take back stage as being witnessed in advanced democracies across the globe.

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