The lawmaker representing Surulere Ogo Oluwa Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Segun Dokun Odebunmi has urged Nigerians to support continuity of All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations in Oyo state and at the national level, saying it will yield better dividends of democracy.
Hon Odebunmi who is also the chairman House of Representative Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Value, said this while speaking at a day workshop organized for Religious leaders in his constituency
He said continuity will make the people in government concentrate on transformational visions and the implementation of party manifestoes.
“I am optimistic the continuity of APC government in 2019 will take Oyo state to a greater height and people will enjoy more dividends of democracy”, he said.
He described the APC governorship candidate in the state, Adebayo Adelabu, as “an experienced and brilliant banker who is young and energetic”, adding that Adelabu has the capacity to carry on with the legacies of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, and “people of Oyo state will not regret voting for him”.
He also posited that “continuity will set the state on auto pilot and ensure implementation of long time plans. It works for Lagos, I am sure it will work for us too if we don’t truncate the foundation laid by Senator Abiola Ajimobi in the state”
Speaking on why he is seeking a third term at the National Assembly, Odebunmi said “apart from being a good representative of my constituents, returning to the National Assembly will afford me the opportunity to be a ranking member and be able to facilitate more development for my people.”
The Guest Speakers at the workshop, Alhaji Quassim Olaosebikan and Prophet Morakinyo Oyatumo of Goodness Evangelical Ministry Ogbomoso, in their seperate lectures, said religious leaders should play advisory roles to both the electorate and the politicians.
They added that rather than being partisan, religious leaders should encourage members of their congregations to participate in politics and do everything in such a way that will be pleasing to God and benefit to humanity.
The event was climaxed with presentation of four cars to Christian and Muslim communities in Surulere and Ogo Oluwa Local Governments.
Some of the guests at the event lauded Hon Odebunmi for his gesture and prayed for success for him in his endeavour.