The founder of Oodua FM, Ile-Ife, former Member of the House of Representatives and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Rotimi Makinde has declared his intention to contest for the 2023 elections as a member of the House of Representatives, Abuja.
Makinde, who is a founding member of the South West Agenda (SWAGA) 2023 for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TINUBU told SOJ WORLDWIDE ONLINE NEWS (www.sojworldnews.com) correspondent that his second coming is to complete his ongoing projects abandoned by his successor.
Makinde said he has made wide consultations to APC leaders in the state especially, Ife Federal Constituency where he has got the supports of grassroot members of his party and non-party members.
The declaration reads in part,
“In as much as we have hundreds of people with such attributes in our dear constituency, yet we need to face the reality of choosing one, the most trusted, experienced and most importantly that has been tested in such capacity and who is ready to protect the interests of the common man in our constituency. I have, therefore, decided that I will formally declare my intention for the position of member of House of Representatives, IFE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY.
This decision was taken after a careful and well extended consultations with party leaders most importantly the people of my Constituency.. I am that welfarist politician who has the ability to serve and represent the constituency.
I am a tested ally of the people and my service records as a legislator in the lower House remains unbeatable in the public domain.
I served as a Federal Legislator in the year 2011 – 2015 and as the Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Human Rights at the lower chamber of the National assembly.
The primary duty of a legislator is to make laws, move meaningful motions and sponsor bills while the secondary duty is to lobby and supervise projects.
In all my years of service, I attended all legislative days with vibrancy and uncommon courage. I sponsored more than bills and I moved more than meaningful motions. I was everywhere across the constituency with my social programmes and touching lives and most importantly i allowed my generousity speaks for itself. because I am a symbol of the common man especially the grassroots.
I sponsored several bills as a first timer while serving as a legislator in 2011-2015.
All these bills can easily be traced and confirmed from different sources such as internets, National Assembly database and other relevant sources.
We need to plan together and rescue our constituency from the generation of stagnancy, despair and not fielding ranking to maximise dividend of growth. I am now wiser and much more ready to priotise expenditure and in the know of what my people truly needs more.
Your mandate, I so seek.
I hereby call on all leaders of my great party, APC, Traditional Rulers, captains of fields and the great people of IFE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY to join me on this historical, political journey guided by responsibilities as I am more determined to make us proud.