Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
The candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) for the Ogun East senatorial seat, Temitope Armstrong Akintunde, says he is in the contest to rescue his people from the poor representation they have witnessed over the years.
Akintunde, who spoke at town hall meetings held on Tuesday in Ijebu North-East, Ijebu-Ode and Ikenne Local Government Areas, said he had given support to those who have represented the senatorial district since 1999, noting if given the mandate, Ogun East will witness rapid development through quality representation.
The GPN candidate added that he decided to join the senatorial race because those who have represented the zone have failed in their duties and even abandoned their constituents.
He urged the people to stop selling their votes and conscience, saying “the time to rescue you has now come”.
He stated further: “If voted into the Senate, I would work with any president without antagonizing him. After my tenure, no person would have the courage to come out to contest again, because of the record I would set at the Senate.
“Fear not, I have the resources for this election. I have the brain; I have the connection and I have the capacity to become your senator.
“I’m ready for this poll and ready to give my constituents what they had lacked in many years. I’m ready to sign an agreement with all the nine local government areas to show my seriousness and commitment to them”.
Akintunde, however, assured that he is not going to the senate to amass wealth, but to help facilitate beneficial projects and empower the less privileged.