YOUTHS across the 193 wards in Kwara state, under the aegis of Kwara Youth Stakeholders Forum, have endorsed a retired superintendent of Police, Alhaji Muhammad Ajia Ibrahim, as a preferred governorship choice ahead of 2019 general elections.
According to a communiqué issued at the end of its fourth annual conference in Ilorin at the weekend, the youth organization said that it was high time youths took over the mantle of leadership in the state.
The chairman of the forum, Comrade Charles Olufemi, said that the youths across the 16 local government areas in the state had unanimously agreed to present Alhaji Ibrahim as the sole governorship candidate in the next general elections.
Comrade Olufemi, who said that youths formed 75 per cent of the population in the state, added that it was imperative to allow the generation to rule and bring back the lost glory of the state.
He also said that youths should take over leadership because old generation had failed the entire country.
The group advised youths across the state to ensure that they collect their PVC, as tools to change the change, saying.that the state must be free from dictatorship and political dynasty.