PDP House of Reps candidate presents manifesto to constituents

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By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ilorin West/Asa federal constituency in the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Ajia, has said that his desire is to uplift members of his constituency out of poverty through revival and promotion of traditional family enterprises.

Speaking during his official declaration to contest for the House of Representatives seat in Ilorin on Wednesday, Alhaji Ajia said that the two local governments that make up the federal constituency are renowned for such entrepreneurship ventures as traditional cloth weaving, pottery, cheese and shea butter making, among others.

The PDP candidate also said that he has mapped out strategies to deploy to make the traditional business ventures become source of export and job creation that would improve social economic wellbeing of the people.

Ajia, who said that he understood what it meant to experience poverty in life through his humble background, added that viable traditional family enterprises could reduce prevalent poverty in the area.

He described his declaration as a social contract and covenant with his people, saying that he would also initiate programmes and projects that would empower youth, women through sustainable jobs.

Ajia, a former police officer, also said that he would sponsor security architecture bill if elected into the House of Representatives to enable the country tackle current security challenges and have a better security architecture that would rely on intelligence gathering and coordination among the nation’s security agencies.

He said that he ventured into business and politics to serve his people when he did not get desired fulfilment of uplifting many families like he intended while serving as a policeman.

He said that he had provided boreholes, classrooms, modern toilet facilities for schools, fire extinguishers for markets, transit camp for mobile police officers, and social centres, adding that the desire to do more and effect change of story for families and communities made him to enter into politics.

Also speaking, the state chairman of the PDP, Babatunde Mohammed, and the Iyaloja of Kwara State, Hajia Adenike Abdulraheem Lambe, said that the lawmaker’s desire to serve was borne out of constructive thinking and intellectual ideology.

Similarly, the immediate past Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ali Ahmad urged the electorate not to make good candidates like Ajia suffer before been elected having known what he stands for which is good representation of the good of that constituency.

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