A former Speaker of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Students’ Union Government, Kehinde Olofintuyi, has declared his intention to run for the Lagos State House of Assembly to represent Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II.
Olofintuyi running under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made public his interest after picking the nomination and expression of interest forms of the party.
During a visit to the leader of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Barr. Gani Bello, and his legislative members, Olofintuyi, who rides under the #NotTooYoungToRun agenda stated that his ambition was to ginger other youths to take active part in politics, saying they have so much to add to the economy.
Stressing the importance of youth participation in politics at all levels, Olofintuyi stated that it is important to be technologically savvy adding that his organization involving in web development and marketing, as well as youth development, recently launched a youth empowerment scheme to train youths on the use of software skills that are needed in any working environment.
He added that “this scheme would empower them career-wise in redefining the ways in which they can function professionally.”
The young politician who emphasized his tagline ‘HEY’ which stands for Health, Education and Youth Empowerment stressed that “as youths, we need to get our hands busy and be pro-active and reasonable in the discharge of duties at youthful ages.
“Youthful involvement in politics is very important and this can be strengthened by the government by ensuring flexible policies to those striving to make ends meet.”
Meanwhile, the Council Leader eulogized the aspirant, describing him as an experienced young man who possessed a vast amount of legislative experience and exposure due to his servitude as a Speaker of the LASPOTECH Student Union Government, his frequent visits to the plenary session of the House of Assembly and during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the National Assembly, Abuja.
Olofintuyi who is now a full-grown web developer and marketing specialist, graduated from the Department of Commercial Science from the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).