Partner Gov Oyebanji to Tackle Poverty in Ekiti, Adedayo Tells Lawmakers-elect


A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Hon. Adesola Gold Adedayo, has appealed to the lawmakers-elect in the state to partner Governor Biodun Oyebanji for robust empowerment for youths and women .

The Osun- Ekiti, Moba Local Government area born politician, described women and youths, as the most poverty-stricken strata in the Nigerian society, who need attention of stakeholders to rescue them from the web of unemployment and excruciating neglect.

The former Senior Legislative Aide, congratulated the National and State assemblies’ members-elect in Ekiti for their victories at the poll, urging them to be responsive to the yearnings of the citizens to reduce the pervasive mutual distrust in the system .

Adedayo said this in Osun Ekiti on Tuesday, in his congratulatory message to the lawmakers-elect and made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti today.

In the recent conducted elections, the APC was victorious in the three Senate, six House of Representatives and 23 out of 26 State assembly seats in Ekiti, which signposted the party’s dominance and established stronghold in Ekiti politics.

The APC chieftain stressed the need for the lawmakers to prioritise youth and women empowerment, described as the two most vulnerable groups in the society, to ensure that the APC sustains its winning streak in the state.

The APC stalwart reminded the elected party men that the party would be facing the electorate in another three years for the governorship poll, saying their contributions will go a long way in amassing victory for the ruling party.

He said, statistics indicating that over 23 million youths and about eight million widows are living in abject poverty in the country calls for concerted efforts to change the sordid trend and prevent the country from sliding into anarchy.

He said;

Let me congratulate the National and state Assemblies’ members-elect for their victories at the polls. Let it be stated that your victories were signs that people reposed so much confidence in you and you shouldn’t betray them.

“We are in a country where poverty was spiraling on daily basis. But most hit are our women , particularly young widows and our productive youth population. Available statistics by the federal government attested to this fact.

“I appeal to you to ioin hands with Governor Biodun Oyebanji to alleviate poverty afflicting these categories of people, so that we can have a progressive Ekiti that is secured for all of us.

“No nation can witness development when youths are abandoned. This makes it imperative that you mustll embrace youth and women-driven programmes that have the capacity to empower these categories of people and make them relevant through effective contributions to economic growth”.

Adedayo, who prognosticated into the 2026 governorship poll in Ekiti State, maintained that the performances of the lawmakers-elect will help in garnering supports for the candidate of the APC.

The entire Ekiti people across party and religious lines are happy with the Biodun Oyebanji-led government. The governor is gradually entrenching participatory democracy and bringing steady progress to human and infrastructural development.

“But the lawmakers’ performances would also form part of the holistic view of how the APC has fared ahead of 2026, so I charge them to place high premium on human capital development to boost the chances of our party in future elections”.

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