Hon. Abiodun Akinlade , a three time member House of Representatives , has officially declared to contest for Ogun West Senatorial seat in the 2023 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Akinlade, who represented Yewa South/Ipokia Federal constituency at the house of representatives between 2003 and 2015, made his intention known at a meeting with party leaders and members held at Oronna hall, Ilaro on Tuesday.
Speaking with newsmen at the sideline of the event, Akinlade noted that his decision to contest the senatorial seat was to further ensure that dividend of democracy cuts across the nooks and crannies of Ogun West.
He added that he had always exhibited a high degree of responsibility, courage, honesty, passion and hard work, saying while serving as a member of the house of representatives, he facilitated federal employment to over 750 graduates
” With my experience as a ranking member of the parliament, it will give me opportunities and advantages at the senate to bring more dividends on democracy to Ogun West
“You are aware of what I have done and are still doing in order to impact positively on the lives of my people.
“I facilitated the establishment of a Science Park housing four Federal Government agencies, located in Owode Yewa.
“I have done a lot of empowerment for women, youths and have continued to support the growth of the educational sector which I promise to continue.
“All of these gestures were designed to change the lives of the people of my constituency and others positively,” he said.
He pledged to continue to provide basic needs and infrastructure in order to improve the standard of living of the people of Ogun West constituency.
Akinlade solicited for support, counsel , prayers and votes to enable him represent the people of Ogun West at the Senate.