An aspirant for the Ogun State House of Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adesina Ogunsola, has kicked against the admission of “non-indigenes” to contest for elective offices in the state.
According to him, this robbed indigenes of the chance to run.
Mr. Ogunsola, who is a former two-time secretary to Local Government in Obafemi-Owode Local Government, made this known in Abeokuta.
He cited the example of a serving lawmaker, Elizabeth Anifowose, an indigene of Igede-Ekiti, Ekiti State, whom he alleged had not contributed meaningfully to the local government area she represents at the Ogun State House of Assembly.
“The constituency was sold to a non-indigene who has no history, no affinity and as a result, no sense of responsibility or obligation to the people,” Mr. Ogunsola said.
“In fact, the woman hails from Igede-Ekiti in Ekiti State and in the last four years, the people of this local government have been deprived of meaningful and responsive representation as there has been no time the people so elected to represent them has given any account of their stewardship.”
The aspirant, however, said if voted in as a lawmaker in the coming election, he would constantly give account of his activities as it affected the constituency in particular and the state in general through periodic meetings and visitations.
“I will also ensure even provision of social amenities through constituency projects across all the communities that make up the constituency,” Mr. Ogunsola pledged.
He enjoined the people to avail him of the opportunity to serve them by supporting and voting for him and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 elections, “as this would enable you to enjoy dividends of democracy like never before.”