Give us ministerial slot now, Kwara youths tell Jonathan

By John Oba

Youths from Kwara state, under the auspice of Kwara Youth Stakeholders Forum (KYSY), has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to give the state its slot of ministerial appointment, saying that the delay in appointing a minister from the state was slowing down party activities.
Addressing the press yesterday in Abuja after its executive meeting, the president of KYSY, Mr. Charles Olufemi Folayan, lamenting the non-inclusion of Kwara in the list of nominees submitted to the National Assembly for screening, said there are no justifications to deprive the state it slot.
He said: “There are no justifications to deprive us of our ministerial slot, any crisis in Kwara PDP can even be solved by the anticipated minister and this should not continue to deprive the entire state from having their representative in the Federal Executive Council.

“The people of Kwara have shown love to the government of President Goodluck Jonathan in many ways in the face of opposition governing the state and giving them a minister is not only their constitutional right but also a worthy thing to do to encourage people who have demonstrated love and willingness to work for a successful transformation.”
He said leaving the state with no minister three months after the sack of the former Minister of Sport, Malam Bolaji Abdulahi, was disturbing.
“Democracy is not a democracy if it does not give a chance for equal right of benefit, so Kwara should not be left out; we therefore call on Mr. President to give us our minister to proof his confident in the ability of Kwarans and to further gain their trust.”