Opinion

[Op-ed] : Why should Honourable Kehinde Alex Bankole run for 2023 General elections? Position remains Anonymous

Opinion By: BASHIR ASHURA H.

Never before have so many young people been involved in movements for change worldwide like Hon Kehinde Alex Bankole #KAB. He is a proactive youth taking to the streets and using online social networks and communities to connect, express his voice and campaign for change. He protested against authoritarian regimes, corruption and inequalities. He’s fighting for sustainable development and a better future for current and new generations. Being a
Youth he’s a central actor in shaping the 2023 Agenda for Sustainable Development by setting the priorities for the future we want, with particular emphasis on education, employment, Security, responsiveness. He has played crucial role as agent for change through his Company and KAB foundation, and the potential of young people’s contributions to sustainable human development must not be ignored.

However, the political representation of this young men remains limited. He has increasingly demanding more meaningful participation in decision-making processes so he can have more control over how the lives and future of Kwara youths will be shaped.

Recent youth mobilizations when he was the candidate if Kwara state house of Assembly in the 2019 elections have demonstrated the capacity of young people to organize, communicate, exercise influence, and to act as a positive force for transformational change. Recognizing the potential of KAB as a brave n brazen youth and renowned business Man.

This has called on young generations to become more involved and more committed in developmental processes. It aims to bolster youth political participation through the promotion of inclusive and
effective engagement and participation of youth in planning and decision-making processes and platforms at
local, national, regional and global levels that support sustainable solutions to poverty, inequality and exclusion.

To boost the implementation of Youth Strategy and response to both the 2023 Agenda for peace and security.
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Although young people are drivers of change and engaged in socio-political movements, formal politics is still largely a domain of people over the age of 35, with youth remaining underrepresented. Therefore KAB is a promising man we can look up to.

WHY DO WE NEED YOUTH THIS TIME

interest or trust as well as flaws in the political process itself that makes it hard for young people to participate in an effective and meaningful way, For political credo to be representative, all parts of society must be included. When young people are
disenfranchised or disengaged from political processes, a significant portion of the population has little or no voice
or influence in decisions ma making that affects group members’ lives. A key consequence is the undermining of political systems’
representativeness.

To make a difference in the longer term, it is essential that young people are engaged in formal political processes and have a say in formulating today’s and tomorrow’s politics. Inclusive political participation is not only a fundamental political and democratic right but also is crucial to building stable and peaceful societies and developing policies that respond to the specific needs of younger generations. For young people to be adequately represented in political institutions, processes and decision-making, and in particular in elections, they must know their rights and be
given the necessary knowledge and capacity to participate in a meaningful way at all levels.

Among other stakeholders, he do play a crucial role in enhancing youth political participation. Youths participation throughout the electoral cycle and ensure that young people’s potential as drivers for change is fully realized.

The Phenomenon of KAB: Definition and Basic Characteristics consists of different attributes: humanity, brotherhood, youth development,
Charity, and old age helps. KAB is very useful for both the individual, himself and the society he lives in. Thus, the concepts of “young” and “youth” which is a very important concepts. The concept of “youth” varies from state to
state depending on the average age and cultural factors. The concept of
“KAB” varies not only from society to society, but from age to age and even
from class to class, from stratum to stratum, and from segment to segment.
KAB is a BRAND of change and seeking. This period is melancholic due to the young person’s search to find his ego, personality, and identity. He, KAB experiences the pain of exploring himself and changing shell. He can display a lot of definitions have been made and various ideas have been put forward about “young” and “youth” so far. However, there is no absolute consensus on these definitions and ideas. Yet, some definitions and ideas
are of importance. I BASHIR ASHURA defines KAB as the period in which a person
develops capabilities and social skills required to be ready for the financial capacity and responsibility to be brought by the status of HUMANITY. Accordingly, KAB can be deemed as a special LEGEND of life with unique social, economic, psychological, and political characteristics rather than a BRAND limited to determined age boundaries.
KAB wants justice to be ensured and inequalities to be eliminated in the society immediately without regard to the facts of life. HE has such strong tendencies in this matter that will easily rely on simple solutions and
path behind leaders to accomplish the masses goals. Also, he adopted a soft minded
attitude towards all the moral, religious, traditional, and political principles
which, he believes they came from his kind heart. In other words, KAB is
valued, and his kindness is second to non.

KABCONSTRUCTIONS.

KABFOUNDATION.

KAB2023.

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Nasif Sholagberu

Nasif Sholagberu is a Kwara-Born Media Practitioner, He’s a PhotoJournalist, PR Expert, Digital Marketer, He's the Special Adviser on media to the Member Representing Kwara Central at the Nigeria Youth Parliament, He is the Publisher of SHO PEN ONLINE. He Resides in Ilorin, Kwara State.

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