A group under the umbrella body of Okun Leaders’ Forum (OLF) has called on the member representing Kabba/Bunu-Ijumu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Honorable Tajudeen Yusuf to contest for the seat of Senate, Kogi West Senatorial District in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The group made the call at a meeting it organised to declare support for Teejay Yusuf in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area of the state at the weekend.
ELF noted that the call has become imperative considering the development strides of the national lawmaker in his constituency since his assumption of office in 2011.
President of the group, Dr. Omolade Ojo pleaded with Honorable Yusuf not to disappoint the Okun leaders by answering their call without delay. He pointed out that the call was an award the group has for him, insisting that there could be no better reward for the meritorious achievements recorded by the lawmaker than accord him an overwhelming support to represent the Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
“With the good works of Teejay Yusuf in Kabba/Bunu-Ijumu Federal Constituency, it will be totally out of place if he is not appreciated with the senate position come 2019,” Omolade said soliciting for the cooperation of people of the senatorial zone towards the realisation of the senatorial dream the Okun leaders were championing for Teejay Yusuf.
Earlier, patron of the group, Chief Arowosafe Jemigbon, had appreciated the step taken by the group to pave way for Teejay Yusuf to continue with the good work done in the House of Representatives at the Senate level.
According to Arowosafe, Kogi West people could not afford to continue with the leadership style of Senator Dino Melaye, who, he said, has turned legislative business to “show of assets” and urged the political stakeholders of the zone to “kick-start the process of wooing Honorable Teejay Yusuf to replace him in 2019. Teejay Yusuf would defeat Melaye come 2019 and it won’t be a surprise to us because he has done that in the 2011 House of Representatives when Melaye’s 2nd term bid could not materialise.
He described Dino’s two years so far in the Senate as “a total failure and poor representation to the good people of Kogi West. As it stands today in Kogi West, it has become the more you look, nothing you see. There is no important project going on in our dear district, yet some people go around making questionable endorsements.”