…adopt him as sole candidate for second term in 2023 elections
By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja
A coalition of Akoko North Youths (CANY) from Akoko North Federal Constituency of Ondo State has passed a vote of confidence in Hon. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo who represents the zone in the House of Representatives for his people-oriented programmes that have given them a facelift.
Speaking through a communique issued at the end of a youth summit, the youth hailed Tunji-Ojo for attracting various projects to the federal constituency within the period of 3 years he’s been in the office.
Some of the projects included the facilitation of mobile clinics, tricycle ambulances and medical equipments for Primary Health Care Centers across the federal constituency such as Primary Health Clinic Okoja, Ikare Akoko; Primary Health Clinic, Okeagbe Akoko; Primary Health Clinic Igasi/Eriti Akoko; Primary Health Clinic Oyin Akoko; Primary Health Clinic Afin Akoko and Primary Health Clinic Ikaram/Iyani Akoko.
Others were Owatumise road to Ugbe Akoko; Oyinmo road in Ikare Akoko; Akunnu-Ajowa road; Okeagbe Akoko township Road; Ikaram – Ase Akoko Road; Irun Akoko township Road; Arigidi-Okeagbe Akoko road; Afin-Okeagbe Akoko Road and Ogbagi Akoko township Road.
To this end, the youth in the communique adopted Tunji-Ojo who is the Chairman, House Committee on Niger Delta as the sole candidate for a second term in the office to represent the federal constituency.
The communique stated thus: “The Coalition of Akoko North Youths (CANY) is a platform that brings together all young leaders and youth focused organisations committed to the development of Akoko North Federal Constituency. CANY, hereafter referred to as “the platform” was birthed to ensure there is a joint effort to reposition our Federal constituency for the benefit of our people.
“The platform convened this youth summit to discuss the state of the nation in general, the noticeable development in our constituency, and the fast approaching 2023 General elections. The summit, themed “Akoko North And The Rebuilding Process: 2023 General Election In Focus” started by 11:23 AM with youth leaders across the towns in the Federal constituency, young leaders from political parties and leaders of youth groups in the constituency.
“We are aware of REO. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo’s development master plan for our constituency and we are giving him our full backing to ensure this plan is sufficiently implemented.
“We, therefore call on Rep. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo to contest for the House of Representative seat again as we are sure his continuity will ensure more development even more than we have witnessed in the past 2 years under him.
“To avoid ambiguity, by our call to the honorable member, we have unanimously pass a vote of confidence on him and also endorse him as our sole candidate for the House of Representative seat come 2023 General elections.
“We are also calling all political parties to ensure a candidate is not fielded against him as this will only signify such political party’s stance against the development of our constituency. Such stance will be totally frowned at.
“Power resides with the people and their ability to use this power to their advantage is what brings pro-people development. Our people are awake to their duties and are ready to take the bull by its horns.
“We are pleading with our traditional rulers, religious leaders and opinion leaders to ensure there is no other candidate for the position of House of Representative come 2023. Rewarding BTO with our support and votes is the only true way to encourage other leaders that our people are not ingrates, and that they will always appreciate quality representation”.