By Jimoh Ahmed & Jubril Bada
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Ondo State and othe stakeholders have called on the newly elected political office holders that will be inaugurated come May 29, 2023 to see themselves as servants of the people by working for the overall interest of the masses rather than for selfish ambitions.
According to them, what should be uppermost in the hearts of the newly elected officers should be how to right the wrongs of the past and make ways for the upliftment of the country in the desire to make it the dream of Nigerians.
Speaking with The Hope, the State President of the National Council for Women Society (NCWS), Mrs. Jumoke Aborode, urged the lawmakers- elect to be passionate in the discharge of their duty and make laws that will have impact on the people of their constituencies and the state at large.
While commending the electorate for using their votes to elect the minimum of three female lawmakers among the 26 legislators in the state, Aborode advised the newly elected lawmakers and other political office holders to reciprocate.
The Executive Director, Gender Equality and Girl Child Foundation, Ondo State, Pastor Yinka Odedele, called the elected politicians to fulfil all their campaign promises, just as she urged them to make themselves approachable .
An Ugbe Akoko woman politician and an activist, Mrs Atinuke Akadiri, urged the three women elected into Ondo State House of Assembly to see themselves as role models, be hardworking and should not allow gender differences to depress them.
In all, Mrs Akadiri, appealed to the members-elect to focus on legislation that will improve the revenue and the living standards of the citizenry.
Mr Bayo Boluwade from Irun Akoko,said that the last elections brought a lot of surprises as big names did not win elections but performance, efficiency and humility, which are now key to success in politics.
Boluwade urged the electorate not to abandon their representatives after elections but should always ask them questions on governance from time to time.
The Seriki Musulumi of Akungba Akoko, Chief Saliu Awesu, advised the next set of political office holders, especially members of the Federal and states Houses of Assembly and the President-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to live up to the expectations of the people by working for a new Nigeria