Dr Adesina Abidikugu, the founder of DAKA Foundation has declared his ambition to seek the PDP ticket to contest for the Ibadan South East/Ibadan North East federal constituency seat in the 2023 general election.
Hundreds of members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, thronged the historic Mapo hall, Ibadan for his declaration.
Addressing the supporters, Abidikugu explained that his decision to contest for the House of Representatives seat is informed by his observation of a lot of misrepresentation in the legislative arm of government and poor accessibility of constituents to their representatives.
In committing to efficient representation, Abidikugu promised to hold regular constituency meetings, such that only specific needs demanded by his constituents are promoted on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Aside from assuring of quality representation, Abidikugu assured of programmes in education, health, empowerment of widows and youths.
He noted that the various programmes of his DAKA foundation, thus far, to include, presentation of cash gifts to widows and youths, sponsoring free eye surgeries, funding treatment for malaria, diabetes, hypertension, cataract and other health issues were only a tip of the iceberg if elected member representing Ibadan South East/Ibadan North East in the 2023 general election.
He also announced that he has obtained the People’s Democratic Party nomination and expression of interest forms.
Abidikugu said: “What informed my decision is that 2023 is very important for the nation and we need to get it right. There is a lot of misrepresentation in the legislative arm. People don’t have access to them. I assure you of accessibility. With accessibility, you know where the shoe pinches.
“I will be there every time for the people to listen to their problems. My vision is to give them real representation based on what we need within the federal constituency.
“I will meet with them every time and then listen to their problems. With that I will be armed to go to Abuja to give them proper representation based on what we need within the constituency.
“I am bringing accessibility to the people. The story we get is that we don’t see our representative. I am assuring the people that if given the opportunity to represent them, I assure them of accessibility.”
In his remarks, the Chairman, Ibadan South East Local Government, Mr Emmanuel Alawode declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is retrogressing while the PDP is progressing in the Ibadan South East/Ibadan North-East federal constituency.
He called on leaders and members of the PDP to rally round Abidikugu in his ambition while praying that God’s will be done.
Persons like Jimoh Taiwo, Idowu Lawal, Adejare Hakeem, Samuel Taiwo, who had benefited from the various programmes of DAKA foundation, appreciated the founder, Abidikugu, while praying for him to record success in his House of Representatives seat quest.