About 500 youths from the Lagos Central Senatorial District on Wednesday, 16th July, 2014, called on the Senator representing the district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, to declare for a second term.
The youths, under the aegis of Lagos Central Youths, also passed a vote of confidence on Senator Tinubu, saying she is capable of representing them for second term.
It would be recalled that Senator Tinubu had some weeks ago, accused the Senate of taking a partisan stance on national issues, just as the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, accused the Senator of attempting to malign the reputation of the leadership of the Senate.
However, the youths at a meeting held at Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) secretariat, gave their unalloyed support to the Senator whom they described as being resourceful.
One of the youths, Ralph Fatona from Victoria Island, Iru/Victoria LCDA, moved the motion, urging the Senator not to be intimidated by those he described as unscrupulous people within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to disparage her person and office.
Fatona’s motion was seconded by the Youth Leader, Fatai Alli-Balogun, who expressed absolute confidence in the Senator while others who were present unanimously adopted it.
Addressing the youths, Chairman of Yaba LCDA, Jide Jimoh, advised the youths to be mindful of anything that can cause chaos among them, stressing that their youthful age should be used for things that would profit the state.
According to Jimoh “as youths, you should not allow money, women, title and hypocrisy to divide you. You must stand together as one. You should not allow desperate politicians to come in between you and use you for what could cause damage to your future.
“As a politician, I don’t listen gossips from people, if you want to come and tell me that someone is involved in anti-party activities, I will tell you to leave the person and that you as a person should go and work in favour of the party. So let us be united”.