Ondo youths protest, call for heads of senate reps

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[Ondo]–Some youths in Akure, Ondo state, have protested poor representation by their representatives at the level of the Senate, saying that they have contributed to the downfall of the country.

The youths under the aegis of Occupy Senators, yesterday, lamented that while President Muhammadu Buhari is working round the clock to ensure the development of the country, the Nigerian Senate is serving as a hindrance to the progress of the country.

The youths warned the senators representing the three senatorial districts of the state to bring dividends of democracy to the people or face the wrath of the masses.

They said that Senate has resorted to playing politics at the expense of promoting the interests of the people.

The Convener and National Co-ordinator of Occupy Senators, Mr. Retson Tekedeh, affirmed at a press conference in Akure that“With the monumental political corruption in the Senate, it is the ordinary Nigerian people that are suffering. Our senators are playing politics in Abuja while the President is working to fix Nigeria.

“No senator representing the people of Ondo State can decide to play with our future, support looters of our commonwealth and fight a President who has shown the desire to govern rather than play politics.

“We have come to the point where confrontation is heavenly and cowardice is hellish. We fight political insensitivity, we die; if we don’t fight political insensitivity, we die. We will fight political insensitivity and die”, he said.

Other civil society organisations at the meeting include the ECOWAS Youth Council, Movement for the Survival of the Underground (MOSUP) and National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).




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