Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker, Ogun Assembly, on Thursday, said the essence of democracy was to allow for people’s participation, hence the 9th Assembly is poised to be people-centered in all its activities.
Oluomo disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta.
He noted that it was through the aggregation of views and opinions of the people from the different strata of the society that the legislative arm would help to set agenda for government to meet the yearnings of the people.
He posited that for good governance to take its roots in the nation, the people must know their right, avoid vote selling and be ready to hold their leaders accountable.
He seek for more sensitisation and orientation programmes with a view to ensuring a more conducive electioneering process that would prevent monetisation of electoral process and ensure quality representation on the part of political office holders.
The speaker underscored the need for the people, especially youth to be self-dependent by acquiring relevant skills and vocation that would earn them decent living rather than depending on crumbs from political office holders.
He opined that no progress could be achieved in the nation’s electoral process and voting patterns, if the youth choose to remain unemployed.
Oluomo, who canvassed for part-time legislature, assured that the 9th Assembly session would review the status of some laws including the State Security Trust Fund, Anti-land grabbing ,towards tackling insecurity and ensuring socio-economic development of the state.
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