A support group, Young Appointees for Seyi’s Re-election, YASR, has vowed to mobilise 30,000 voters for the re-election of their principal, Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde.
The team, composed of young political appointees serving under the current administration, acknowledged that its support for the government of Seyi Makinde is unquantifiable, urging the entire indigenes and residents of Oyo state to continue supporting the governor.
Mr Deji Ola, one of the appointees, who is also Personal Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde’s Chief of Staff, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi, while speaking before embarking on a special market storm on Thursday, pointed out that the struggle for the re-election of the governor was borne out of youths engagement, massive growth and development being enjoyed by the citizens and residents of the state.
He added that the team would organise Town Hall meetings, community by community sensitisation, house-to-house campaigns at the grassroots and remote parts of the state to actualise the re-election of their principal come 2023.
“We are a part of those believing in the leadership of governor Seyi Makinde and I want to say, with high sense of responsibility, that with the support of other youths in the state, we will mobilise 30,000 voters for the second term ambition of our dear governor, He said.
Another appointee, Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Miss Ologburo Saidat, in her remark, lauded the governor, saying: “We are young appointees serving under the administration of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, and we have come together to, unanimously, champion the re-election bid of our principal, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde.
“For us, this is just the beginning of our struggle and we believe this mission must be accomplished through some strategic means we are trying to employ. We are sure of his acceptability from all geo-political zones in the state and for his unprecedented achievements in three years in office.
“We strongly believe that Governor Makinde will continue to encourage and engage the youths just like he has been doing.
“As young appointees, we can proudly say this is a government that has taken youths into account as it knows the future belongs to us, the young people.”
While lending his voice, Special Assistant on New Media, Olamide Olorundare, noted that it was important that the governor continues beyond 2023 as a matter of continuity, adding that the love of the people for him will bring the dream into actualisation.
“We have seen, in the less than three years how the economy of our state has grown and this is a feat achieved under this present government. This state must continue to be great as we allow the governor embark on the continuity of good governance in the state. So, as young appointees, we are resolute in making this come to pass,” Olamide quipped.
Other appointees jointly admitted that they will work together and put in all their best to achieve the desired result.
Recall that the governor received 515, 621 votes to win the 2019 Guber polls out of a total of 937,545 votes cast.