2023: Why I want to represent my people in the State House of Assembly, by Ebaiya
Hon. Shehu Ebaiya, aka ‘team Best’ is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and candidate for State House of Assembly, Lokoja one constituency, Kogi state. In this interview with Nigerian Trend Newspaper said he wants to render selfless and exemplary service to his constituents. Abubakar S. H brings the excerpt:
NT: What is the motivation behind your interest in trying to represent your constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly in 2023?
EBAIYA: To God be the glory; I won the nomination of my party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for an election into the House of Assembly to my constituency Lokoja one constituency in the coming 2023 general election. And in respect to my ambition and motivation; well, I feel and thought It is an opportunity for me to contribute to the growth and development of my constituency,especially interms of legislation,
that is why I decided to contest.
NT: Why are you running on the platform of the APC?
EBAIYA: Well, I believe that it is the All Progressives Congress that I represents; it is the APC that is able to accommodate all the diversities in Kogi state and Nigeria. It is the APC that has a nationalistic outlook; it is the APC that plays the inclusive rather than the exclusive kind of politics that the opposition party plays. So, of course, my foray into the APC has a lot to do with my believe and loyalty to my boss, Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello.
NT: So what will be your cardinal point of going to the State Assembly as a member representing your constituency?
EBAIYA: Well, I believe as a lawmaker, if elected, I will be in a position like I have said to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of our people and I will also be in a position to foster unity, and I will also be in a position to propose motions and legislations that will have a direct positive impact on my people and on my constituency like I said, especially in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, education and other empowerment initiatives and benefits that will be geared towards poverty alleviation and economic empowerment of our people.