As the 2019 elections beckon, a youth group, The Asiwaju Redrive Youth Initiative (TARYI) has set a target to get two million votes for Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who looks set to throw in his hat for a second term.
Coordinator of the group, Mr. Bukayo Adesanya who spoke during the launch of the group in Lagos yesterday said the drive behind the initiative was to create a citizen-uplift mechanism that would bring awareness to social growth in areas where society has slipped into oblivescence.
He said TARYI studied the life and activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and arrived at an operational theme of ‘Effusive Youthful Commitment, Society’s Better Placement’.
As a germane project, Adesanya said his group has identified the imbalance between the number of registered voters and the number of people that actually vote at elections.
Their research revealed various elements feeding this disparity, and they have embarked on therapeutic measures that would put the electoral process in good stead, beneficial to all.
Beyond the election, another project top on the agenda for TARYI is the grassroot scouring of talents, identifying their deficiencies and arming them with means of overcoming these deficiencies, thereby yielding a blossoming of their talents.
These, Adesanya said are amidst myriads of proposed activities, that the group intends to pursue going forward.
“Life has those who wait for it, and those who go and take it. In recent times and across different climes, there is a growing tendency of the younger generations filling leadership positions, either waited for or purposefully taken.
“I have decided to embrace leadership and contribute positively to society and this is what inspired me to set up the TARYI. I have the passion and zest to deliver, and TARYI provides the viable platform to run the gauntlet with the mentorship and support of Mr. Idris Aregbe, David Agboifo, Hon. Taiwo Ayedun, amongst others. Lagos and Nigeria are about to feel the bliss of the breeze,” Adesanya said.