2023: Idanre, Ifedore Youths storm Streets to support Akingbaso’s ambition for House of Reps
Youths from Idanre and Ifedore local government areas of Ondo State have organised a walk to show appreciation and support for a member of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Festus Akingbaso also known as FESSYWEST.
Akingbaso, who is a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is a member representing Idanre at the State House of Assembly and had announced his interest to represent Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives when he empowered constituents with various items worth N28 million.
The youths, who walked round the city of Idanre, said Akingbaso was a man of his words and had done more for the development of Idanre and believed he would do more if given the opportunity to serve at the higher position.
The Coordinator of the Youth Movement for Fessywest, Mr Dele Oluwalegan, said the youths decided to appreciate the honourable for reducing unemployment rate amongst the youths by using his connection to get them jobs.
Oluwalegan said Akingbaso had tried his best in all the sectors, ranging from education, economy, sports and even support for the traditional institutions in the town.
He said: “We the youths of Idanre and Ifedore local government areas want to appreciate honourable Festus Akingbaso go his good actions since he has occupied the house of assembly.
“That he did not dissapoint us in any aspect ranging from education sector,sports, support for the traditional councils in Idanre,interms of employment, he has helped much of our youths by using his connection to reduce unemployment in Idanre,” he said.
Also speaking,One of the Youths from Ifedore, Mr Williams Fagbolagun said the youths had not been participating actively because they felt their vote would not count,but believed Akingbaso had changed the narrative for them.
Fagbolagun noted that Akingbaso had done enough for the youths to support him from both local government and had concluded to work for him should he emerge as candidate of his party.
He said: “Since his days as the chairman of Idanre local government, I purposely decided to follow him because he has done a unique thing in renovating government properties.
“Aside that,he has been giving JAMB registration form, free for 200 students every year. Not quite long, he just did empowerment in both local governments and had been helping people,giving out jobs to graduate,”he said.
Reacting to the show of support by the Youths, A Prominent Busniessman and Politician in Idanre, Hon. Olaiya Ayewamide popularly known as Doxology, said he was happy that the youths were getting involved and appreciating what the house of assembly member had been doing for his people.
Ayewamide said that Akingbaso had done beyond the imagination of the people of the town, especially being an house of assembly member and was sure would do more if given higher opportunity.
Also, and Aide of former Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, Bashorun Akinloye Akinboni said Akingbaso was the people’s choice with the show of solidarity by the youths.