The candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Ijumu State Constituency in Kogi State House of Assembly, Dr. Tokunbo Alaga has said his party will not be like other political parties who have failed to deliver on their promises and pointed out that the people of Yagba Federal Constituency can testify to the fact that ADC as a party is doing well.
He disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Okoro-Gbede yesterday during the coronation ceremony of His Royal Majesty, Oba Olusegun Oloruntoba, the Olu Gbede of Gbede Kingdom.
According to him, his initial aspiration was for the House of Representatives ticket before the leadership of his party in their wisdom recalibrated his ticket to that of the State Assembly which he believes in. All that is needed is the service to the people that is more important irrespective of the level at which such opportunity provides itself to serve.
He said the people of Ijumu truly need a voice to speak for them at the state level hence by virtue of his exposure, experience, training and with the zeal and determination to provide qualitative representation, he fits in to be the voice that will unequivocally speak for the development and progress of not only Ijumu constituency but the entire state and humanity.
Alaga said there is need to tap and harness Ijumu’s endowments for the benefits of the people while promising to use the mechanism of governance to harness the abundant untapped natural resources and harness the economic potential of the area, saying he has what it takes to deliver in the area of health, education, infrastructure, empowerment that will reduce the security challenges in the land, as the index of poverty and security go side by side, ‘the more poverty increases, the higher the security challenges because the people must always find means of survival’
He congratulated the Olu Gbede of Gbede Kingdom for the Successful coronation ceremony and prayed that God will grant him wisdom, knowledge and good health to pilot the affairs of his new responsibility.