Asa/ west Federal Constituency, Ibrahim Mohammed Ajia,Unveils covenant with constituents,
Tagged “My targets to Serve” if given mandate
Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin
The candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) for Ilorin West and Asa Federal Constituency, Ibrahim Mohammed Ajia on Wednesday unveiled his agenda for the people of the constituency, tagged “my offer is to serve.
The House of Representative hopeful unveiled “My offer to serve” at his campaign office, located at Asa-Dam, in Ilorin West LG area of the state in the presence of party executive, stakeholders, business partners and Journalists.
In his words “Before embarking on this mission to represent the good people of Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, I sat down and considered what was involved, what I wanted to offer, and how I would go about it with integrity and providing them with effective and responsible representation at the green chamber.
“Politicians always speak and make promises. Our people have heard so many political promises in the past but not fulfilled.
“However, I want to crave your indulgence to take notes of my words. I would like you to take notice of everything I have said here today and to hold me accountable for my words.
“I grew up in this neighborhood, I understand the history of our people. Since I was young, I have witnessed how my people struggle to make ends meet. I have lived through it all, and understand their experiences. I hawked Amala and Rice on the streets of Ilorin at the age of nine to assist my parents in fending for the family. I understand what it is to struggle for survival.
“From that experience acquired, I determined in my heart to fight hard to succeed in life, I resolved to get involved in helping people around me as much as I can. It is that resolve that informed my venture into politics.
“By the grace of Almighty Allah, I have had the special blessing and privileges of working with prominent personalities from across the nation. I have met, associated with, and engaged with people from all walks of life, in both public and private sectors, in the course of my service in the Nigeria Police Force. After my retirement, I have come to realized that contact and connections with people especially in position of authority is an invaluable asset in this country.
“With due modesty, I will offer my contacts and connections with people of reckon in both the public, private, and diaspora at the disposal of our people in this Federal Constituency and indeed our dear state.
“I have demonstrated my commitment to the welfare and well being of our people by the little intervention we have been making through the MIA Foundation.
“By the grace of God and your support, I would be elected as the member of the House of Representatives for Asa/Ilorin west Federal constituency, come 25th of February 2023, I pledge to utilize that position to mobilise necessary resources, partnerships, and connections to improve the lives of our people.
“I have captured my vision, mission, objectives, motivation, and path to giving our people effective representation and what our people should expect from me in this document titled “My offer to serve”.
Ajia, highlighted some of his mission, if elected, which include, restoring hope and pride to his people, reducing poverty across his constituency, improving productivity and stimulating economic activities in his constituency and to also enhance security and peace in his constituency among others.
He implores Kwarans and Nigerians to entrust him and all the candidates of the PDP with votes said they will provide prosperity, security, improved infrastructure, quality education, good health care, youth capacity building, agricultural support, community development, economic empowerment and many more.
In his remarks, the state chairman of PDP, Hon. Babatunde Mohammed lauded Ajia, for his ingenuity, competency and maturity, noting that he has been showing maturity since 2019 when he contested for a higher position and urged the people of Ilorin West and Asa to vote for him said he possesses all qualities needed in someone who aspires to hold public office.
Also, in his remarks, the Director General of the PDP campaign organization in the state, Professor Ali Ahmad, said “Why do we make things difficult for someone with the pedigree and antecedent of Ibrahim Ajia, to occupy publlic office,irrespective of party, it’s time to encourage and give overwhelming support to people like Ajia, to get to public office, this would force political parties to keep looking for someone of that quality to push forward as a candidate for elective position in future”.