By Nafisat Arogundade, Osogbo
A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, has said being on the same political platform with the former deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, is to the greatest advantage of the people of Ife.
Makinde who lauded the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for electing Omisore as the National Secretary of the party, said the new position occupied by the Illustrious son of Ile-Ife will in no small measure be of immense merits to the people of the cradle of Yoruba race.
The two prominent Ife born politicians were not in the same political party until recently when Senator Iyiola Omisore defected to the ruling APC on the aftermath of the 2018 governorship election in the state.
Speaking at a press conference held at his radio station, Oodua FM in Ile-Ife, Makinde said the coming of Omisore who has been a strong opposition to the fold of APC, will be an advantage for him and the party.
Makinde who represented Ife Federal Constituency between 2011-2015, declared his interest to return to the lower chamber in 2023, and said, “It is good for Ife kingdom that I am now on the same page with Sen. Omisore.
“We are fortunate to have our cerebral brother and leader as the National Secretary of APC. We cannot afford to stay too far from him than to give him all necessary, profound and quality support that he deserves to make him succeed as a true party man who sees loyalty and intrepid as his watchword.”
Noting that he has prepared to deliver more than he did in the first term, Makinde said: “I have the requisite experience matched with wealth of knowledge to offer quality representation to my people and to facilitate federal presence to my consistency with the primary aim of making life more abundant for my people’s socio-economic upliftment.
“It is also my resolve to unleash the full potentials of my ability to uphold the policy thrust of law making. I have taken copious mental and physical notes and its time for implementation in the interest of Ife Federal Constituency.
“There is so much work to be done by way of legislation in many areas of our life including but not limited to education, health, power, infrastructure and alleviation of poverty, socio-economic empowerment etc. I believe many of these deficits can be addressed through meaningful and impactful legislation.
“Historically, the House of Representatives was established to be the people’s House and for the people’s business. It follows therefore that Honourable Members must be the peoples voice elected to do the people’s business and champion their cause and in doing so, fulfilling their hopes and aspiration.”
He commended Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for managing the state prudently, saying Osun is lucky to have him as Governor.
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