By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
Kogi Youth Mandate (KYM) has drummed support for Olayinka Braimoh to emerge Kogi State governor in November 2023.
The leader of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Idris Muhammed, declared the group’s support after a solidarity meeting in Lokoja, yesterday.
Muhammed said the support of members of the group drawn from various women and youth development associations in Kogi State, stemmed from the previous achievements of the candidate.
He said Olayinka Braimoh had always supported women and youths to be self-reliant and employers of labour through his various empowerment programmes.
“We believe that if Olayinka Braimoh succeeds in his bid, women and youths, aged and all residents of Kogi State will certainly benefit more from his various skills and talents development initiatives,” he said.
He described Braimoh as a bridge builder and philanthropist who had touched lives across the length and breadth of the state, saying that with and without elective position or political appointment, Braimoh has been helping people.
The KYM leader further stated that they trust that this gesture will be extended when given opportunity to serve.
“I therefore, urge youth, men, women, religious and traditional associations across the state, to come forth and rally round him for a successful governorship contest.
“Therefore, based on his antecedent as wealth creator, job provider, great mobilizer, simplistic and humane lifestyle, youths’ empowerment and respect for elders, we have endorsed Olayinka Braimoh as our Governorship candidate on the platform of our great party, the Action Alliance (AA), for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State,” he added.
Muhammed said the group is confident that the party’s ticket is in good hands, adding that Olayinka Braimoh will not only win the election, but will popularise the party and make it an acceptable brand in the entire north central geopolitical zone.
Mr Olayinka Braimoh is the CEO of Hall Seven Real Estate Limited, based in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.