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Omipidan demands end to godfatherism in politics, joins YPP

By Niyi Akande

A chieftain of the Young Progressives Party in Osun state, Abdulganiyy Omipidan, has called on the youth to ensure total eradication of godfatherism in politics, which makes leaders, responsible to only selected few.

Omipidan, who spoke in Ila, his hometown shortly after he joined Young Progressives Party, said godfatherism has denied the populace the real dividends of democracy.

If given opportunity to serve, Omipidan promised to work very hard to effect cultural change among his people and introduced empowerment initiatives that would improve standard of living.

He said, "leaders are not fulfilling their promises because of godfatherism. Those that have invested resources into making a leader will have his attention before the general populace that he represents.

"Nigeria must discard this idea. Youth must work to end it. It should not be. Let political leaders work with people and provide for their needs and not for few leaders. My coming to run on the platform synonymous with the youth is an indication that I have plans for them."

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