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The candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) for the Ogun East senatorial race, Armstrong Akintunde, said he is in the contest to rescue his people from the poor representation they have witnessed over the years.
Armstrong who spoke at town hall meetings at Ijebu North-East, Ijebu-Ode and Ikenne local governments said nobody in the senatorial district had contested any election without his support, including governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives and those of the state House of Assembly since 1999.
The GPN candidate said he came to contest the seat in anger, because those who had represented his people had failed in their duties by abandoning them, saying “enough is enough”.
He urged the people to stop selling their votes and conscience because the time to rescue them is now.
“You told me to come out and I have complied with your wishes,” he added.
Armstrong who is widely regarded as the game changer of Ijebu politics said those who were there today were not experienced than him in politics.
He added that they would never regret sending him to Senate if elected.
He said: “If voted into power, I would work with any president without antagonizing him. After my tenure, no person would have the courage to come out to contest again, because of the record I would set at the Senate.
“Fear not, I have the resources for this election. I have the brain; I have the connection and I have the capacity to become your senator.
“I’m ready for this fight and ready to give my constituents what they had lacked in many years and I’m ready to sign an agreement with all the nine Local Government areas to show my seriousness in this election.”
At Ikenne, the GPN candidate said he was not going to the Senate to amass wealth, but to help the widows, the needy and other less-privileged people in the society.
Addressing a mammoth crowd in the town, Armstrong told the people that he would make sure all the things due to Ikenne would be gotten.