9th February, 2011
Comrade Taiwo Abdullahi, founder, Lagos Youth Coalition speaks on why heâ€™s campaigning for theÂ incumbent Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State.
What is the objective of your group?
Our objective is good governance which BRF represents.
Is it true that your group campaigned for Senator Obanikoro in 2007?
Yes, I was the leader of the Bariga caucus of Koro Youths in 2007. The video of Koro campaign inÂ Bariga shows when I raised his hand up as our choice for the gubernatorial seat of Lagos State.
Why is your group campaigning for Governor Babatunde Fashola for the ACN?
The activities of Governor Fashola in the first 300 days in office was the catalyst for our campaignÂ for BRF now.
The man really surprised his critics including my group.
We met out brother coach Thanni who convinced us that since our main aim is good governance which BRFÂ has given us, we all agreed to give him our support.
Hence we went round the 20 LGA and convinced our colleagues to join the race for good governanceÂ through BRF.
Who are your sponsors?
Nobody is sponsoring us now but we have gone this far with the help of God and the likes of CoachÂ Tunde Thanni of Good Governance Frontiers who is the facilitator of our movement, Alhaji Lateef Okoya,Â our patron and Alhaji Abdullahi-Mamoru among other like minds.
What are your strategies to ensure Governor Fashola returns to office?
Out first step is to ensure that every eligible voter registers for the coming election by going toÂ various youth groups in the state through our LGA coordinators.
We have spent a lot on this because our state exco ensures that we visit all the local governments andÂ hear their problems and proffer solutions to their complains.
After the registration exercise, we shall hold an all stakeholders meeting to strategise on ourÂ winning formula.
Already posters and fliers have gone round on awareness.
We believe that BRF is the right man at the right time in Lagos State and that there is no vacancy inÂ Government office for now.
We urge all the youth to go out and register for the coming election and avoid thuggery.