Apparently disturbed by the state of infrastructural development and its attendant consequences on socio-economic development in Akoko North federal constituency, a Member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Akoko North west local government Const 1, Hon. Sulaiman Jamiu Maito has signified his intention to contest for the House of Representatives seat for Akoko North Federal Constituency.
While Responding to Newsmen At The Just Concluded New Yam Festival In Akungba Akoko, Hon. Sulaiman Maito attributed the absence of synergy among the federal lawmakers and the executive as being responsible for the under development in the land.
Hon. Maito explained that he is taking a crucial decision to come out to represent the collective interest of the people of Akoko North Federal Constituency at the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“I have reflected very deeply on the present state of Akoko North. I found a yawning gab between where we are and where we ought to be among the comity of other similar nations. I came to a conclusion that the time is fully ripe for us as Akoko North nation to occupy a pride of place as envisioned for us by the founding fathers of modern Akoko North,” he stressed.
“Education which used to be our pride has witnessed tremendous slowdown in the last few years. Our health care delivery system needs to be improved upon. Our major and feeder roads are in terrible state of disrepair. While the population of the unemployed and under employed continue to soar on the daily basis with attendant security problems,” he added.
Hon. Maito (as He’s Fondly Called) also noted that in opting to serve the good people of Akoko North at this time, it will amount to self illusion and deceit to assume that the journey to the promised land will be smooth.
He said he is not pretending to possess a magic wand, but posited that Akoko North problems are traceable. He described himself as an incurable optimist.
“Over the years, through meticulous and meritorious service career, proper political mentoring, I have accumulated sufficient experiences, knowledge, know-how, exposure, connections and strategies that will all count to every good representation of Akoko North people at the National Assembly. All I am asking is the opportunity to deploy all these arsenal for our collective good.”
He therefore solicited for the support of the people of Akoko North, promising that he will not let them down as he is poised to provide a quality representation at National Assembly.