Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja
Kogi State youths and students have endorsed the candidature of Otunba Olayinka Buriamah of Action Alliance (AA) in the November 11 governorship election in the state.
While endorsing Buraimah and his running mate, Tijani Yahaya Immam, the former National President of Kogi State Students Union, Tijani Usman, at a press conference in Lokoja yesterday stated that the decision to support the AA candidates was because they have very good credentials to lead the state.
Usman explained that “with the unity and unshakable belief in Kogi State’s promising future, the dynamic youth and student community of our great state have gathered here today in Lokoja to wholeheartedly endorse the gubernatorial candidacy of Otunba Olayinka Buraimah, the standard bearer of the Action Alliance.”
He noted that with energy and determination, “the Kogi youths and students have affirmed Buraimah as the embodiment of competence, vision, and the pragmatic roadmap necessary to usher Kogi State into a prosperous era.
“This endorsement is borne out of Otunba Buraimah’s exceptional contributions within the state, most notably his unwavering commitment to education.
“His generous initiative covering tuition fees for over 200 students across various higher learning institutions in Kogi State stands as a beacon of his dedication to nurturing the potential of our youths.
“In addition, his pioneering efforts to empower youths and women, improve student welfare, and advance education, and his comprehensive manifesto encompassing Solid Minerals, Tourism, Agriculture, and Trade (STAT) signify a promise to elevate countless youths and the entire populace from the grip of poverty, leaving an enduring impact on our state youthful demography.”
He added: “Otunba Buraimah’s visionary mission statements have struck a deep chord with Kogi’s youth and student leaders, eliciting their wholehearted endorsement. We urge all eligible youths and students across the state to stand united and exercise their sacred right to cast their votes in favour of the candidate they all hail as the ‘People’s Governor’.”