Abiodun Taiwo – Abeokuta
An aspirant to the House of Representatives for Abeokuta South Federal Constituency on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State, Hon. Ayodeji Michael Shomide has assured the people of his constituency that he will sponsor people oriented bills and ensure that matters that have positive impact on their lives are pursued vigorously if given their mandate at the 2019 general elections.
Shomide, who stated this while declaring his intention to contest for the House of Representatives from Abeokuta South Federal Constituency, at the local government Party Secretariat in Abeokuta, said he meant well for the people, his constituency, saying that this necessitated him to join the race.
He noted that though, he cannot do it alone despite having resources on ground, stressing that he needs support and cooperation of all electorates in the constituency to achieve his goal.
His words, “I don’t just want to go out and be campaigning without consulting you the elders. I must let you know my plans and my manifestoes. It will be a slap on your face if I did not consult you first, which I will never do.
“I am very loyal and humble. I must tell you that, I have contributed to my society by investing there. I have many staff working under me and staff welfare have been uppermost. So, I intend to bring my private business experience into politics”.
“This is my first time in politics and I ventured into it because I want to represent the youth at the Federal House of Representative. It is our time to take over, and be well represented. It is really the time for the youths in Nigeria, Africa and the world as a whole to lead”.
“Part of my program is youth development, community support and empowerment. I know there are lots of people that have promised us and failed. We can no longer accept been cheated again, because we don’t elect the right people to represent us, and all of their promises which is our needs, they don’t get them done when they get to office”, Shomide said.
“I promise to represent the constituency very well and I will deliver all my promises, if given the mandate. The love many people are showing is very awesome and beyond my imagination, this makes me know that I stand one hundred per cent”.
“I want to appeal to all Nigerians to register for their permanent voter’s card (PVC) and they should not be deceived when elections come. They should open their eyes very well to choose the right candidates into offices.”
While welcoming the aspirant and his entourage to the party secretariat, the APC Chairman in Abeokuta South Local Government, Alhaji Lateef Adenekan urged the aspirant to conduct his campaign with humility and in a gentle manner, saying that sky is the limit for young political aspirants who are getting set to lead Nigeria in the next political dispensation.
He advised him to shun violence and any other criminal tendencies during his campaign exercise.
Ayodeji Michael Shomide who hails from Ago-Oba area of Abeokuta attended Baptist Boys High School, Saje and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta before completing his education at West London College. He is into private business as a civil engineer.
Other party executives present at the event included: Hon Tunji Fagbenro, Deputy Chairman; Alh. Lukmon Adelaja, General Secretary, Oliyide, Youth Leader; Alhaja, Amudat Lawal, Women Leader; Mrs Bisi Oyerogba, Treasurer among others