Posted by By TUNDE RAHEEM, Akure on
Friday, 13th of June, 2008 will continue to remain a memorable day for the people of Akoko South West II Constituency in Ondo State.
Friday, 13th of June, 2008 will continue to remain a memorable day for the people of Akoko South West II Constituency in Ondo State. It was the day the only Alliance for Democracy legislator in the state, Abiodun Ogunbi distributed gift items to people of Akungba, Oka, Ikun among other communities which made up Akoko South West II.
Some of the items distributed by Ogunbi who is the Minority Whip are 18-Seater bus, motorcycles, food items, building materials, and scholarships to 16 students and cash to the police in the area to assist them in their security maintenance.
Other materials included five generating sets, eight grinding machines, five fans, 16 pressing irons and two driers.
Distributing the items at a colourful ceremony at the Holy Trinity Primary School, Akungba Akoko, Ogunbi said he gave out the materials to assist his people in solving their financial and material problems."I have just started, more of this kind of assistance will come back to them in six months time", Ogunbi said.
He noted that the state government had not released any constituency fund to the lawmakers since they assumed office last year.
The lawmaker however urged the beneficiaries of the gift items to make good use of them, appealing to others to wait for their own time.
Ogunbi who recalled that he was suspended for four months following the crisis that followed the approval of ODIEC members, pointed out that he was denied his salary and other entitlements at the state Assembly.
He added that he still considered it expedient to better the lots of his people who voted for him and have been supporting him, especially during his suspension and proceedings.
Earlier in his speech, the National Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy, Senator Mojislowa Akinfenwa, said members of the party in Ondo State had not joined the Peoples Democratic Party led government in the state.
Represented by Chief Olarenwaju Kazeem, a former commissioner in the state, Akinfenwa said the party was still intact in the South west, adding that efforts were in top gear to reunite members who had left the party in the past.
He commended the AD lawmaker for his kind gesture, urging him not to relent in his efforts towards bringing dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of the people who voted for him.
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