Youths under the auspices of Makinde Formidable Ambassadors led by their coordinator, Comrade Olatunde Kenneth on Saturday, 25th January, paid a courtesy visit to the lawmaker representing Ifako-Ijaiye constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Rasheed Makinde a town planner cum politician.
The group members who were colourfully dressed in their blue and purple vests with face caps which has a love symbol with two hands shaken each other, said, they have come to pledge there unalloyed loyalty and registered there group in the heart of whom they described as the ‘most accessible and proactive lawmaker ever in Ifako-Ijaiye’ Honourable Makinde.
In the visitation letter to the lawmaker which was read by the group general secretary, comrade Adeyemo, monitored by our REPORTER, he said that the group is positioned to strengthen the good image of the All Progressives Congress,APC, and to propagate the political ideology of Hon. Makinde with the hashtag ‘Ga ki Emi Na Ga’ meaning, (Progress and let others progress).
“As our name implies, Makinde Formidable Ambassadors, we are the ambassadors of Hon. Makinde in the nooks and crannies of Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency II and beyond. We are being positioned to close the gap between Honourable Makinde and the people and as our slogan says ‘It is time for youth to rise’ now one of us has rise which is Hon. makinde, he is a youth, a role model, he symbolizes hope to all of us here. We are strategically placed to nurture him so that he can continue to rise while we all rise with him. we are ready to go round and mobilize more likes-mind who have passion for community development. As one of our cardinal agenda is to take hundreds of youth out of the streets and empower them to be useful for themselves and our society.” MFA Secretary said.
While speaking the group master and senior comrade Alh. Lanre Balogun an APC chieftain in Ifako-Ijaiye said, the group has been working for the progress of the constituency as he is optimistic that the group short and long term plans will bear a group fruits for the constituency and beyond. he said.
The Makinde Formidable Ambassador president comrade Seun Paul a resourceful youth and the group women leader, comrade Solape led other executives of the group to present gifts to the lawmaker for accepting them as his worthy ambassadors in the various political wards that forms the constituency.
In his appreciation remark, Honourable Rasheed Makinde highlighted his political sojourn while giving kudos to Engr. Yekeen Tiamiyu, Alhaji Lanre Hassan, Hon. Gbenga Falegan, Otunba Kayode Jinadu and host of others who stood by him. He said politics is dynamics and it requires critical reasoning. “I want to first of all appreciate God and you all for coming together to form this group, the set of people i am seeing here are people of note, it shows the future of our constituency is bright. Let me just borrow from the language of your senior comrade, Alh. Ballo, he says, ‘if you fear, don’t do, If you do’ Don’t fear’. Ensure you increase your mobilization drive and let us maintain this tempo. The sky is our starting point.” Hon. Makinde said.
On ground to receive the group alongside Hon. Makinde are; Alhaji Lanre Hassan, Hon. Gbenga Falegan, Engr. Yekeen Tiamiyu, Otunba Kayode Jinadu and Mr. Tunde Rufai media assistant to Honourable Makinde.
Pictures by Adetipe Abiola deputy heads Hon. Makinde Media Team