House of Reps Hopeful, Akinwole, Tasks Nigerians on Patriotism, Prayers in New Year Message
A Federal House of Representatives aspirant, Hon Akinwale Akinwole Solomon has said the solution to the challenges bedeviling Nigeria is for all the citizens to be patriotic and be committed to development.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in a new year message to Nigerians said it is the grace of God that has been sustaining us as a nation, adding that for the nation to move beyond where we are and achieve better growth we all have to be more patriotic, obey the laws of the land and remain committed to the vision of our forebearers.
According to him, Nigeria has all it takes to be great in terms of human and natural resources but that leadership problems and uncooperating attitude of the followers, as well as poor implementation of policies, are responsible for the poor growth and economic situation we found ourselves.
“We cannot continue this way, let us all envision and work towards Nigeria of our dream, a nation where all and sundry live in peace with economic prosperity, a nation where residents and citizens will have access to basic and qualitative education, functional and effective healthcare delivery system, infrastructural development and availability of basic amenities, all these are possible if we are all ready to let the love for our nation overwhelm crave for selfish and personal aggrandizement.
“So as we begin another journey in 2022, let us all think of how best we can make Nigeria a better country, let us all play our role and remember our leaders in prayers, I wish us all fruitful years.”
While commending Oyo state governor, Engineer Oluseyi Makinde, Akinwole said “His impact is everywhere and there is no doubting the fact that his remarkable achievements in the last 31months have given Oyo state a new face and status.
The Ogbomoso-born entrepreneur also maintained that his political interest is a response to calls from people, personal conviction, and the desire to effect a positive development in the society, “and after wide consultations, I am ready to represent the people of Ogbomoso North, South, and Oriire federal constituency at the National Assembly.
“My vision is to let the voice of our people be heard more than ever, facilitate more developmental projects as well as representing the interest of the younger generation, youth, women, and the aged in our constituency.
“Ogbomoso is a place of my birth, during my formative years I have traversed through the length and breadth of the five local governments and I know where the shoe pinches, subsequent lawmakers have been trying their best but their impacts have not been strong and effective enough in addressing the challenges and it is on this premise that I think as a responsible and cultured indigene who is passionate about the growth of the people and the town that I am ready to serve and provide adequate representation at the National Assembly and ensure that our people enjoy dividends of democracy.”