Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) Ondo State Central Senatorial Candidate of the PDP, says there is need to vote well informed people as members of Nigeria’s National Assembly (NASS) in 2023.
The senior advocate of Nigeria said that legislation would favour Nigerians more if society began to ask questions about the quality of representation they got and what they ought to get.
“The NASS wields so much power that any constituency not well represented will lose out from dividends therein,” he said.
Adedipe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Akure that in addition to outstanding representation, he would be accessible to his constituency if elected in 2023.
The PDP senatorial candidate, who explained that he delved
into politics to give back to society, said “there is a limit to what an individual can do to help the society”.
He lamented that society lacked quality leaders with political will to improve the standard of living of the poor masses.
“You will agree with me that no individual, no matter how rich they are, can do what a well run government will do for the masses,” he said.
According to him, there is no amount of wealth an individual can possess to be able to fix roads, build bridges, hospitals and stadia, among others, for the benefit of society without government interventions.
Adedipe said that it was high time society began to have people with ideas, people with altruistic reasons to be in government.
He said the national assembly, which was designed for lawmaking and others, needed well informed legislators on board.
“If I am elected into the national assembly, I will be a very good people’s senator, looby on their behalf, work for them and I will always be available and accessible.
“And if I do not represent them well, they can report me to my family because I am from the illustrious Elemo Family in Akure. I have a duty to hold the banner of the family without any stain.
“And haven reached the pinnacle of my carrier as a legal practitioner (SAN), I believe it’s high time I give back to the society.
“My duty is not only to the people of Akure but also to people of Ondo East, Ondo West, Ifedore, Idanre, Akure South and Akure North Local Government Areas of Ondo state.
“Moreover, everybody, including elders in the constituency will be represented well by not putting them to shame.
“They will all be proud of my quality representation at the national assembly,” he said.
Adedipe, who said there was need for more Federal Government presence in the state, said it would be suicidal for the people to elect an incompetent candidate as representative.
He, therefore, urged the electorate to resolve and vote for the PDP in the senatorial, presidential and other elective positions in the forthcoming general elections
Adedipe expressed confidence that the landmark achievements of the previous administration of the PDP, in both the state and county at large, would speak for it as a political party, given the reality on ground.
He said that the people were yearning for the return of PDP in Ondo state.
According to him, every election is a refrendum on the party in office.
“I am sure the people will make a wise choice
“Although, the APC may be in control of the state government at the moment, we will know at the polls who the people prefer. But I can tell you that PDP is the people’s choice in Ondo state.”