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2023: I am a symbol of new era, emblem of goodwill – Obayomi Azeez tells Share/Oke Ode Constituents

 

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate of Kwara State House of Assembly, Share/Oke Ode Constituency, Barr. Obayomi Azeez Olaitan has described himself as a symbol of a new era, emblem of goodwill and a totem of leadership wrapped in service.

In a statement made available to Just Event Online TV on Tuesday, Obayomi Azeez said;

My people of Share/Oke Ode Constituency, I stand here today as a symbol of a new era, an emblem of goodwill and a totem of leadership wrapped in service.

In the last three decades of my life, I have interacted with major towns across my constituency. I have lived and enjoyed childhood moments at Oke-Ode and Share.

I have had agricultural and farming experience in Idera, Ryan, Alabe, Ajegunle, Famonle, Shagbe, Omugo, and Oke-Daba communities.

I have engaged in buying & selling activities at Oreke, Oro-Ago, Ilupeju, Alegongo, Ahun, Oyate, Adio, Alera, Famonle, and Babanla. I have friends and family at Arola, Bankole, Labaka, Omi-aro, Ryan, Iyana Share, and Babanloma.

I can comfortably say I have visited and enjoyed the comfort and economic benefits of all the towns that made up the Share/Oke Ode Constituency.

In course of my relationship with the various towns and villages, I have noticed the absence of pertinent needs such as; drinkable water in some towns, and poorly equipped and abandoned school buildings in some villages (particularly Gaa Fulani). However, with me as your representative, the time for ease has come-Fulani Language.

I have noticed with keen interest the bad roads in the majority of our villages which have prevented easy access to farm produce.

I am also aware some of our villages are not connected to the National grid at all. I have noticed that poverty has found a safe abode amongst our people. I have also noticed the disconnection between our people and our representatives. All of the above-identified problems are why I present myself to you in service as an agent of goodwill and a totem of service.

My service to my community could be referenced to various contributions I have made in time past, among which are; free Jamb forms to students, payment of tuition fees of some students at the secondary school level, distribution of incentives to students, mentorship to our teeming youths and constant involvement in student unionism, support to our aged parents through constant cash support. I have also assisted youths with capital to start businesses but I believe our people deserve more.

We deserve a representative that places a premium on education, a representative that knows the problem of our people and is equally ready to reduce, if not solve completely those problems. A representative that is passionate about the well-being of our constituents! A representative that is vocal enough to make our voice heard louder and advocate for the plight of our people and the need to provide a long-lasting solution to that plight through Bills and Motion on the floor of the House.

We deserve a representative that is compassionate and loving! One that sees our constituents as families and equally sees beyond our political and tribal divide.
I am a lawyer trained in Advocacy. I strongly possess the qualities to speak and fight for my constituents at the House of Assembly through life-changing Bills and Motions of urgent importance. I must remind you that only an advocate can help his constituents enjoy the benefit of having a representative at the Legislative Chamber because the business of a Legislator is majorly advocacy. Fighting for my people intellectually and of course, with my vast knowledge of the law.

We have suffered for too long, we have endured for so much time and we have all waited for this moment of emancipation and productive representation. The time they say waits for nobody. We can’t afford to have poor representation any longer. We can’t afford to have a silent and unproductive representation for another four years. We can’t afford to vote incompetence for another four years. Therefore, it is time to embrace our destiny, the time to vote for competence, compassion and productive representation. Èyin ègbón àti Àbúrò mi, bàbá àti ìyá mi, àsìkò ìdèrà ati ìtura ti dé. Àsìkò tó láti ní asojú tó dántó, tá sojú, tátún sèyìn (Say these words in Nupe and Fulani Languages too). We must come together to reject bad representational politics with our votes.

We must collectively reject stagnancy and poor leadership. We must embrace and support our son of the soil. I have shown compassion and support for our children and I am ready to do more. I can speak and fight for us and I am ready to be an advocate for all.
We must all come together, to birth the conceived era of progress, infrastructural development, increased agricultural productivity through loan and material support for farmers; quality education through the provision of bursaries and scholarships for our children and improved educational infrastructure; entrepreneurship empowerment for our youths through grants and interest-free revolving loans; availability of drinkable water through the provision of many motorized boreholes around our communities and leadership wrapped in love and compassion by supporting and voting for me as your representative in the 10th Assembly, to represent Share/Oke Ode Constituency.

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