At the recently concluded Local Government Elections in Kogi State, the youths came out en masse to exercise their democratic rights. Out of the 21 local government areas, all vice-chairmanship seats are occupied by women. Before going into the elections, the Governor of the state, Yahaya Bello promised to only support candidates with female vices.
In the same vein, all of the Council Speakers (leader of councillors) are women and all of the LGA secretaries are youths. People living with disablities are not left behind, Hon. Muhammed Ogirima, a young man living with dwarfism also emerged as councilor with the support of Governor Bello.
This unprecedented development beckons to the agitation of the “SORO SOKE generation”. The youths are no longer nonchalant about politics and leadership. They have clearly shown their ability to speak up through the ballots, its either we support them or move out of their way!