A group of youth in the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Oyo state has cautioned Governor Seyi Makinde and party leaders in the state against imposition of candidates in the forthcoming election.
The group, Democratic Advancement Forum DAF said the members of state House of Assembly in the state should be selected based on merit and not imposition not automatic tickets.
They were particular about Ido local government where they alleged that the lawmaker has not done anything for his constituents since elected.
In a release signed by the group leader, Adebayo Komolafe, they said it is sad that majority of the House of Assembly members in the state do not represent the interest of their people and have nothing to show as tangible achievement in the last three years.
” We are concerned about the growth of our dear state and we believe that having the right people in place will hasten the development and compliments the efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde who is striving hard to make oyo a better state “.
The added challenged “it is sad that some of the lawmakers cannot walk freely in their constituency nor hold townhall meeting with their people because they have nothing to show for the years they have spent at the assembly and it won’t do the party any good to impose such a person on the basis of automatic ticket.
While calling for a level playing ground, the group maintained that any attempt to play pranks on people’s intelligence and party’s integrity will jeopardize the chances of the party to retain the government beyond 2023.