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2019: Youth Parliament endorses Saraki loyalist, Olanrewaju

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP primaries, the Nigerian Youth Parliament has endorsed the candidacy of Abdulmajeed Olanrewaju-Oba to represent the people of Asa, Ilorin West in the House of Representatives.

Mr Olanrewaju-Oba, who recently organised a mass rally in support of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s bid for Nigeria’s presidency, is contesting under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Speaking at a Special Occasion for the conferment of merit award of excellence on Mr Olanrewaju-Oba, the Head of Mission, Nigerian Youth Parliament, Gideon Obande, said the aspirant had contributed to the youth development in the state through his advocacies and empowerment programmes.

“The Nigerian Youth Parliament deems it fit as the apex youth legislative organisation in the country to tour various states of the country so as to encourage serious young politicians in the 2019 general elections.

“Our searchlight has revealed that Honourable Abdulmajeed Olanrewaju-Oba is the most vibrant young aspirant in Kwara state. This is seen in his capacity and wide youth acceptance across his constituency and the state at large.

“The Nigerian Youth Parliament is here in Kwara, the ‘State of Harmony’ not just to applaud your distinct efforts in making the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ a reality in Kwara, but to also honour your passion and desire based on your track records as a youth cum community emancipator,” the head of mission pointed out.

On the award of excellence, Mr Obande said the zeal, meritorious service and innovative service delivery exhibited by Mr Olanrewaju made him a worthy recipient of the award.

The Youth parliament named Mr Olanrewaju-Oba an ‘Icon of hope to Nigerian Youths and Nation Building’, in recognition of his youth activities and contribution to the growth of the body in Nigeria.

Also speaking at the occasion, the President of the Agbaji Youths Solidarity Forum, a pressure group in Kwara State, Othman Tosho, commended Mr Olanrewaju-Oba for his supports to various youth groups in the state.

“We are thrilled to have your presence here. Our resolve as Agbaji youths is to massively support your candidacy owing to your trademark and landmark achievements in Kwara state. We are proud that you are a great youth ambassador and we will stand with you in this journey,” Mr Tosho said.

Responding, Mr Olanrewaju-Oba promised to focus on education, health, creating employment and development of Ilorin West when elected into the House of Representatives.

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