…empowers over 600 PDP supporters in Ogun
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State and Chairman, Mobilisation Committee of the Lado Political Organisation, Otunba Babatunde Onakoya, popularly called Debasco, at the weekend empowered over 600 party faithful and supporters, saying he’s in politics to serve and better the lives of the people of his community.
Debasco, on the occasion, distributed cash, souvenirs, working tools, including grinding machines, sewing machines, dryers, clippers and generators, to mention a few, to the over 600 party supporters, including widows and physically challenged persons across the wards in Ogun State.
Two weeks ago, Otunba Onakoya celebrated his birthday, an occasion attended by a mammoth crowd of over 5000 guests.
The women and youths empowerment programme, which was in continuation of his 69th birthday celebration, he said will be in batches.
He added that the empowerment programme was just in line with his aim to serve his people “with a view to giving youths, women and artisans a better tomorrow because I’m in politics to serve the underprivileged.”
Beneficiaries of the Otunba Onakoya empowerment programme were drawn from different wards in the state, as well as from trade and artisans groups, including the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers, Lado Vanguard, Iyalojas and others.
Speaking further on the occasion, Debasco challenged the electorate in Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole to ensure that they vote in the 2023 elections to bring about their desired changes in government at both the state and Federal levels.
“2023 is here and it is our collective duty to ensure that our country rises again. I know everybody is tired of the status quo, but nothing changes by itself, it is what we demand and act on that changes,” he said.
Debasco further said with this type of empowerment, the youths in the state would get busy with one productive venture or the other and would no longer be idle hands that serve as devil’s workshop “and we shall also be able to comfortably move freely in our respective areas without any form of molestation.”
Otunba Onakoya, who told the mammoth crowd of PDP supporters that Osun State electoral victory recorded by the opposition party would be replicated during the 2023 general elections in Ogun and other states, urged women and youths to remain resolute in their determination to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress next year.
A PDP chieftain, Deacon Biyi Amu, in his own remarks on the occasion, said what’s happening today in the Ogun East Senatorial District, particularly in premier local government is the beginning of the revolution to rescue Nigeria “because the state of the country is already comatose.”
Head of Media, Debasco Group, Oluomo Segun Oyesanwo, said what the PDP owed Nigerians “is a revolution that will revamp its economy; we cannot continue to stay hungry, suffer and live in economic quagmire under APC”s maladministration.”
Oyesanwo, therefore, urged the electorate in the state to shun the ruling APC and its agents during the 2023 elections, urging them to rather use their PVCs “to change the changer.”