‘Femi Dexter Akin-Alamu, candidate of Labour Party for Ibadan North Federal Constituency at House of Representatives has said that himself and other candidates under the platform of the party are driven by genuine desire to step in and change the current political landscape.
He said that Nigeria is facing what we are facing today because the electorate elected the worst to rule the rest of us.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Dexterity Group said this on Sunday, during the launching of his political campaign team at an event to mark his 45th birthday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
He noted that this desire is borne out of the fact that constituents need to be served by politicians who put the interest of their community above anything else.
His words: “Those of us that are deciding to stand up and contest especially under the Labour Party is because there’s a genuine need around that we have to step in and fill that need because our people need to be served.
“We need people who have the interest of the community in their hearts to really go into politics and serve the people and that’s the reason why I’m contesting.”
He noted that the lawmaker representing the constituency has no credible achievement to his name adding that he performed very low below expectation.
His words: “I can’t think of anything the current House of Reps member has done. I have toured the 12 local government areas in the constituency and there is no good report anywhere.
“If you take Sabo as an example, the entire community has four boreholes. That’s where they get water from. That’s a problem because with that how will there not be cholera and the likes happening there,”
He also spoke about some of his plans if elected saying: “We are looking at three cardinal areas. The first is human capital development because if people can be empowered with skills, they have the eagerness to make things work.
“The business interest would also be the core because I would use my influence to attract investment into the community. Apart from that, I am also going to use my influence to ensure people have access to loans because there are people who have ideas but lack the capital to bring them to life,” he said.
Earlier at the event, the chairman of Labour Party in the state, Atayase Tunji, told newsmen that they are confident of victory at the polls.
He noted that steps are ongoing to ensure the online support enjoyed by the party, especially its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, transforms into votes at the polls.
“The emergence of Peter Obi has brought us into limelight and we don’t want to take that for granted. We really want to walk it down the line so that the ovation and euphoria surrounding Obi’s candidacy will translate into votes,” he added.