The Kwara Central Senatorial Candidate of New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), Hon. Aiyelabegan Abdul Goga has heaped encomium on the Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, describing his performance as unprecedented which lends justification to the confidence reposed in him by the electorates.
The frontline entrepreneur made the complimentary remarks while addressing the journalists at a well-attended event, a special prayer convened by Oloriegbe’s family in commemoration of what is tagged ” 3 years of impactful representation” of their kinsman at the National Assembly.
Hon. Goga who had attended the event at the behest of the lawmaker, averred that Dr. Oloriegbe was shortchanged by those who believe leadership is about financial strength, saying that the Kwara Central constituents will on their own volition choose who to represent them and resist any attempt to impose on them.
” What we have seen today, and in fact, from the compilation that we have here, Oloriegbe has performed unprecedentedly well, the previous Senators too performed but he has set a pace that is unprecedented. He is adjudged and known as one of the best senatorial candidate ever produced in Kwara state, unfortunately he is the only one that did not get the return ticket”
” It is shameful to those of us from the Emirate. The constituents have elected Oloriegbe to represent them and he has performed excellently well but was shortchanged by those who feel money is everything, and Ilorin is here today to affirm that they were not the one that removed Oloriegbe and nobody will replace or impose any other candidate on them except the next person that Ilorin elect by themselves”
When asked what would be his first task at the senate should he emerge victorious in 2023 election, Goga enunciated the idea of building on the needs
assessment being conducted by a Civil Society Organization; Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD) to meet the yearnings of the people and uplift their living condition, the initiative he described as one of the many things he planned to execute.
” It is gratifying that the youths have woken up; they have constituted themselves into various groups that are performing very well. We have a group, ENetSuD that have taken it upon themselves to be compiling need analysis village by village, local government by local government throughout the state. So, the first thing we have to do is to take a need assessment and see where and what our people need and that would be one of many things that we are going to embark upon.”
Speaking on the strength of his party, Aiyelabegan affirmed the competence, educational background and adminstrative experience of their governorship candidate, Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem whom he said would rebuild the state by putting a round peg in a round hole, bemoaning the rots in education system in the state which was recently rated thirty fourth out of the thirty six states and federal capital Authority, Abuja.