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MHR 2023: BOT Picks PDP Nomination Form, Promises Better Representation

By Collins Dupson, 26th March, 2022

A leading aspirant vying for Odigbo/Ile-Oluji/ Oke-Igbo Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr Benedict Olumide Taiwo has promised to provides quality representation if elected into the lower chamber come 2023 general elections.

The House of Representatives hopeful popularly called BOT stated this at the PDP State Party Secretariat in Akure while collecting his nomination form.

BOT falls among the first aspirants to have collected his nomination form, saying his intent to provide better democratic benefits to the people of Odigbo/Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo is non-negotiable.

The large number of supporters and leaders from the Federal Constituency who accompany BOT to the party secretariat has shown his mettle as a political heavy weight that stand a better chance of picking the pary’s ticket.

In his words, ” the essence of any democratic process is to endear with your people and if they love you, definitely, they will support your aspiration. With the support of the youth, leadership of the party and delegates, and God on my side, I will emerge victorious at the primaries, provided level playing ground and due process prevail”.

BOT said gone were those years when youths were being used as mere political thugs, saying the time of the youth taking over the center politics and governance of the country has come, adding that, they have the energy, new ideas and population to drive Nigeria democratic process better than recycling leaders who have done more harms than good in nation building.

He said he decided to enter the race having seen the high rate of poverty created by bad leadership both at the state and federal levels of governance, noting the suffering of his people can only be solved with better legislature and good representation at the National Assembly.

“We are lacking a lot of benefits that ordinarily ought to have come to our federal constituency but those representing us are doing nothing to lobby dividend of democracy to the constituent. My people can be rest assured of better representation, fresh ideas and development different from the old narratives of poor representation if elected”.

He said his aspiration to become the next Member of the House of Representatives was anchored on his determination to bring succour, hope, development and dividend of democracy to the people’s door steps, adding that representation under APC has brought nothing than hardship and under development to the federal constituency.

BOT master plan for the federal constituency was tagged SEED with the E-stands for Social Welfarism; E- Economic Revival; E- Education Development; D- Intensive Infrastructural Development, promising to use legislature to achieve all these itemized laudable programmes.

He frowned at the state of infrastructural decay in the federal constituency, noting that Odigbo/Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Federal Constituency is the most marginalised in terms of infrastructure development in the country.

“Our Federal Constituency has suffered infrastructural decadence for years; the zone is the most marginalised in terms of social amenities and good things of life. All these persist because over the years, we lack good representatives that can influence federal government presence to our constituency. This is about to stop because my aspiration is to change all these abnormalities if eventually elected”.

He promised youth empowerment and employment opportunities, using legislative power to drive investor to the state, making investor friendly laws that will lure both foreign and local industries to the constituency.

”Aside industrialisation, the market women will have access to soft loans, empowerment programmes for artisans and less privileged, mechanised farming to replace crude way of farming for economic buoyancy among other benefits”.

He appealed to the leaders and delegates to choose right, saying all the laudable programmes he has for the people can only become reality if elected.

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