Osun Politics

I Will Prioritise Youth Development If Elected – SDP Gov. Aspirant

I Will Prioritise Youth Development If Elected – SDP Gov. Aspirant
  • PublishedFebruary 20, 2022


Kazeem Badmus

A governorship aspirant under the umbrella of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state of Osun, Arch. Goke Omigbodun has promised to prioritise youth development if he becomes the governor of the state.

Omigbodun who is also the Deputy Chairman of the party in the state said Nigeria needs restructuring in order to attain a global height.

He stated this in an exclusive interview with OSUN DEFENDER on Tuesday in Osogbo.

Omigbodun said if elected, his administration will focus on channeling the energies, intelligence and knowledge of Osun youths towards ensuring a well boosted state economy.

He said: “I intend to run for the office of governor because there are so many gaps that are yet to be covered by those who have occupied the office before. There is none of them that has not made one impact or the other but what we need to do now has not yet been done.

“There are two critical areas I am most interested in and they are ‘ Youth development and restructuring. We must be able to channel the energies, intelligence and knowledge of our youth towards positive things, which will in turn boost our economy.

“Osun state should be the hub of ICT and businesses in Nigeria. Some of the importance of this are crime reduction, youth engagement, employment and economic growth. We must know that the youth constitutes the larger number of people that are in the society. Youth development is my number one priority.

Speaking on restructuring, Omigbodun said there is need for Nigeria to go back to when state government has control over what they generated internally.

“I am going out to do a campaign that will let the whole world know what restructuring is, to the extent that nobody that listen to me will say he doesn’t understand what restructuring is. That is why I title my Campaign ‘Yoruba e Ronu’ (Yoruba think deeply).

“Restructuring is going back to the days of Awolowo when he used the money generated from cocoa to build Cocoa House in Ibadan because he was controlling cocoa money without being forced to do so.

“Whatever is gotten from states should be spent in those states. Let us work together in the defence of the federal republic of Nigeria, but let each  state be a true state within the federal republic”.

He added: “Osun people need a governor that is going to be a voice of the people and take us back to that time when there was resource control to the extent that Awolowo could build the tallest building in western Nigeria outside of Lagos. 

“We must make sure there is true restructuring in Nigeria where different states and community will have control over their resources, will have the development of their domain on their hands by themselves, and will have the brain and the resources to do it”.

Omigbodun appealed to eligible voters not to sell their conscience for money, urging them to vote for the right candidate who will take Osun to a higher level.

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