The YPP House of Reps Candidate for Irepodun/Isin/Ekiti/Oke-Ero federal constituency, Charles Olufemi Folayan, has congratulated the good and industrious people of his constituency on the celebration of this year democracy day.
Asoju Odo said though democracy is one of the best systems of governance adopted by many developed and developing nations, it’s sad that the system in Nigeria is not given much to the common people at the moment.
He noted that democratic governance should ordinarily facilitate rapid development at the grassroots but it’s rather unfortunate that those who are opportune to be in a position of leadership have not prioritized the needs of the masses.
He expressed displeasure over the situation of the local governments, particularly in Kwara State. He said many challenges confronting the people at the grassroots would have been half solved if the local government administrations were allowed to function in line with true democratic principles.
“I want to urge our people to let us make the democracy work for the common people in 2023. Individual records and character would determine the outcome of the 2023 general elections. No one would hide under any mantra anymore to get the people’s vote.