The immediate past Chief Detail of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Mr. Saheed Aderounmu has explained that the urge to serve the people as well as to make a good and sustainable impact were responsible for his resignation from the Department of State Service (DSS) to join active politics.
The former Chief Detail, who is vying for a seat in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Ibadan North Federal Constituency in the 2019 general elections, while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, added that the collective interest and well-being of the people in the area would form the nucleus of his representation, noting that he would never betray the confidence reposed in him by the electorate if given the opportunity to serve them.
Aderounmu, who had been the governor’s Chief Detail since his assumption of office in 2011, also promised to attract quality and people-oriented projects to the constituency to enhance the socio-economic and political life of the people in the federal constituency.
In his words, “I am in the race for the House of Representatives seat to serve my people, to give them direction and build a solid political mind-set through a quality law making so that they can stand on their feet.
“My people suffer because no one with true intention of changing their misfortune. I want to lead my people to the path of progress, development and inculcate in them true zeal of patriotism. I will teach my people how to fish, make wine and merry in place of political rascality,” he assured.
Speaking further, Aderounmu hinted that he was confident because he had worked and planned his political activities with the people.
“I believe in going to the grassroots and there was never a time that my people have not shown me love judging from my proven humanitarian attachment to them. I am a man of the people with heart for service.
“My party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has all the ingredients to win the election.
“APC is the only political party in the country as of today that is stable, that has a guiding manifesto and their internal democracy is unbeatable.
“I have demonstrated my sincere love to the people of my constituency at a lager extent by my patriotic contributions towards the development of the area.
“Therefore, if our electorate are very sincere and honestly desire a true representation, they should not look elsewhere no matter the distraction, ” he urged.