By Asagun Ronke
Sen. Ahmed Ogembe (PDP/Kogi Central), has distributed empowerment items to 100 women and youths in his constituency, even after losing his re-election bid in the March 16 National Assembly election.
Ogembe who is challenging the conduct of the election, alleged that the process was marred with irregularities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the items were distributed to the beneficiaries on Thursday.
Speaking to NAN on the gesture, Ogembe said that he had promised to empower the women and youths by giving them sewing machines and motorcycles.
“I want our women to be self reliant and not depend on their husbands to put food on their tables. I also want them to support their husbands in their houses.
“I also want to try and keep our youths away from the streets because an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. I am optimistic that this gesture will reduce crime rate…