An aspirant seeking to represent Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in 2015, on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu has said candidates’ pedigree, antecedents, personal achievements and records will count in the forthcoming 2015 general elections.
Hon. Segelu gave this indication in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The House of Reps hopeful noted that given the new paradigm in the politics of Nigeria, and the current level of political awareness among the people, he was sure that the people of Akinyele, Lagelu and Nigerians in general will not vote for politicians with shady character, questionable past and well known criminal records that have put such people on the wrong side of the law.
Segelu, who is an aide to Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman further expressed confidence that the people of his constituency know all the aspirants, including those who have very bad criminal records and will never vote for such politicians who are only seeking political power to shield themselves from public scrutiny.
The one-time Personal Assistant in the office of Speaker of House of Representatives under Dimeji Bankole also implored eligible voters in Akinyele/Lagelu constituency and Oyo State at large to come out en masse to obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC commences distribution on Friday this week. He called on those who have attained 18 years of age after the last registration exercise to take advantage of this new opportunity to register in order to qualify to vote for candidates of their choice in the February 2015 elections.