The former member of the House of Representatives who once represented Ife Federal Constituency, Honourable Rotimi Makinde, has Said that Ile-Ife community can not continue to be in opposition and expect federal government attention. He charged the people to come to the ruling party.
Makinde, also, boasted that the combination of Senator Iyiola Omisore, himself and other notable stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is enough assurance for the hitch-free re-election
The former Rep mentioned that with the focused and workaholic Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the next governorship election is good opportunity for the people.
According to the former lawmaker, the dislodgement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ife Federal Constituency is a done-deal as there will be no reason for the Ife people to be in opposition.
According to him: “We can not continue to be in opposition and expect federal government attention”.
Makinde who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of Oodua Fm, Ile-Ife, states thus: “the community needs to think straight and avoid unnecessary mistake and misrepresentation at federal level whereby each lawmaker voted would have no voice to canvass or lobby for something meaningful as a result of his or her lone voice” .
He recalled that over the years, two or three previous representatives which included himself and the serving lawmaker had no privileges to work with the ruling party which limited their influences.
Makinde who said all is now set to partner with all the relevant people in order to change the tides and with the latest realignment of Senator Iyiola Omisore, it’s going to be total dislodgement for the PDP in Ife Federal Constituency.
In the former lawmaker’s words: “The homecoming of Senator Omisore into the progressives fold is one of the best things that has ever happened to our party and the entire totality of our constituency in particular and the state in general.
“It is worthwhile to restate here that Senator Omisore is not a gate crasher in the progressive party as history is kind to him of his enviable role during the formation of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD) which has metamorphosed into the APC today.
“It is lack of unity of purpose among the reptiles that turned them into easy preys by the human beings.
“If the most dangerous among the reptiles should lead them in a street walk, I am yet to know of any person who can have the effrontry to constitute a stumbling block to their passage.
“It is for this reason among others that it suffices to submit that the subsisting new political arrangement in Ife federal constituency amounts to total uprooting of the PDP to its foundation in the ancient town.