...assures constituents of better representation
A prominent contender to picking the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Oyo Central Senatorial District, Mr. Faozey Nurudeen Oladotun, has picked his expression of intent and Nomination form with a pledge to deliver quality representation to the people of the district if given their mandate, come 2019.
The 35-year old ICT expert, who picked his forms at the APC secretariat, Abuja last Tuesday, is one of the 5 people eyeing the seat in the party. Shortly after obtaining his forms, Faozey, while addressing newsmen informed that his ambition was borne out of his desire to turn the fortunes of his people around.
He stressed that the senatorial district should not be left behind in the scheme of development.
Faozey, whose business interests include telecommunications, mining and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) companies which he started after obtaining a degree from the electrical department, University of Ilorin added that he decided to throw his hat into the ring to challenge the status quo ante of the older generation who has held sway the legislative seat since the advent of the present political dispensation.
He cited the case of the banking sector, which reform was aided by the introduction of ICT tools driven by youths. Faozey, also insisted that the time has come for the youths with energy, passion, knowledge and ICT skills to contribute to the processes of policy making through legislative opportunities.
He further disclosed his six focal points of action in the interest of young business starters and entrepreneurs in his senatorial district. Faozey, who is a member of the Presidential Steering Committee of the United Nations-WSIS implementation in Nigeria, lauded Governor Abiola Ajimobi for creating enabling environment for his ilks to want to participate actively in the political space
He listed some of the focal areas as implementation of a workable and pragmatic template of legislative duties, setting a pace for collaborative development, facilitating and setting up an industrial free zone (IFZ) for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), setting g up a world-class business incubator and accelerator, setting up a 0-or-single digit interest rate for start up loan for new businesses and facilitating the establishment of international healthcare centre.
While urging other youths to join him in embracing politics and contribute their quota to the development of the state so as to improve the lives of the people, he, however reassured that if elected he would strive to ensure that the confidence reposed on him is not misplaced, and his words and promises remain his bond.
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