An aspirant for a seat in the House of Representatives, Mr. Adeyinka Jeje, has said the Ikeja Federal Constituency is not getting the best representation in the lower chamber.
He stated that the constituency lacked community updates on developments in the House including consultations and interactions with constituents on issues of national importance.
“This can be understood in view of the political commitment of the incumbent (James Faleke) in Kogi State which had led to divided loyalty. It is better to excuse him to attend to his political foray in Kogi State,’’ the aspirant said.
Jeje spoke on Friday in Lagos while briefing journalists on his intention to represent the constituency in the lower legislative chamber in 2019.
He said, “In the spirit of change, the Ikeja Federal Constituency members believe it is time to inject fresh ideas, thinking and products into the House of Representatives to augment derivable benefits from new initiatives.
“Given the peculiarities of our political situation and the fact that our democracy is still experimental despite a steady but slow growth, for a person to stay for too long may be ill-advised and may negate the constitutional principle of a four-year term.’’
Jeje further said considering the abundant talents ready to increase excellent service delivery to justify the special place of Lagos State as a centre of excellence, it would be unfair for one person to be recycled in one legislative office.
According to him, in the case of Ikeja Federal Constituency, it is against the natural practice for one person to be recycled.
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