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Misturah Olatunji & Quadri Yahya
An indigene of Ogun State and information Technology expert, Honourable Akeem Oluseye popularly called H.A.O has declared his ambition to make a fruitful representation of the people of Abeokuta North LG in the House of Assembly.
Hon. Oluseye is aspiring for the position of the House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Hon. Oluseye, who is an indigene of Gbagura, Ogun state, made his intention known on Friday when he was received by the Party’s chairman in the ward, Faidat Sarumi Akintunde and the chairmen of the 16 wards among others at the Party’s secretariat at Ori-Omi, Sokori, Abeokuta, the state capital.
In an interview with PLATFORM TIMES, Hon. Oluseye said his ambition is born out of his will to bridge the communication and just representation gap that have existed between the House of Assembly and the people of Abeokuta North.
“My first agenda is to represent my constituency. I have to make an active representation in the local government. The first objective of a legislator is to represent his/her constituency.
“We need to bring back the dividend of democracy back to LG. There is a bridge in LG that has been broken, that needs to be reconstructed, which is the communication between the govt and the people like the regular definition of democracy. It is the government of the people, by the people and for the people.”
While he noted that there are many untapped resources in the LG, Hon. Oluseye also added that the need for a constituency project for the development of the local government is fundamental.
“We have something called infrastructural development in the house of assembly and as a legislator, you need to represent in terms of passing bills, making and adjustment of policy making. So, I will have the opportunity to work diligently, to pass bills that will make my constituency move forward.
“I am very sure people will support me and I am positive. We lack much infrastructure in Abeokuta North LG and we need a lot of projects in the LG. If I am working on Road infrastructure in rural areas – we have a lot of rural areas, for example, Oke-Ogun etc. we need infrastructural development in Oke-Ogun and other communities.”
The IT expert also promised to integrate technology that will ‘drive empowerment and development’.
The aspirant, Hon. Oluseye , who lost in the last election when he contested for the position of chairman, said he has a good chance of winning the forthcoming election.
He said: “I have every chance of winning this time around because I have contested for LG chairman which gives me leverage over the rest of the aspirants . I have more experience than any other aspirant which I believe I have a good relationship with the local government and the people.
“We are no longer in the analog generation, we are in the computer age now, digital.”
PLATFORM TIMES also reports that the Chairman of the LG, Faidat Sarumi Akintunde advised people to vote for the best candidate of their choice.
“My message to the people is that we should choose the best of the aspirants to represent us.”
Also showing support for the aspirant, a former chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Students, Ogun state chapter, Tomiwa Bamgbose said Hon. Oluseye is agile and experienced to represent the people well.
“He is somebody that has paid his bill and can make students in Ogun state rise up and dance to his tune. Hon. Oluseye is a youth and I believe he can deliver”, he said, canvassing for the aspirant.