Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government area, Lagos state, were recently treated to an elaborate celebration.
The House of Representatives member representing Ajeronmi – Ifelodun federal Constituency, Hon. Rita Odichimma Orji, in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day hosted the constituents. The event took place at the local government
secretariat of the party, with hundreds of PDP members and party chieftains from the state in attendance.
Orji commended the party members and leaders for their
steadfastness in the party. She noted that it was unfortunate that while the nation marked another democracy day, there was nothing tangible to celebrate. She lampooned the government for “its incompetence and lack of vision in piloting the affairs of the nation.
The lawmaker also regretted the increasing rate of poverty, hardship
and unemployment across the nation, saying that the APC-led government
had failed to implement its numerous promises to Nigerians during the last elections. She also bemoaned that many Nigerians were distressed and jobless and had become beggars in their own land as a result of maladministration by the APC-led government.
“Our permanent voter cards remain our potent tools that we can use to vote APC out of government in 2019,” she said.
The lawmaker posited that since APC came to power about three years ago, the nation had continued to slide backwards. She also decried the spate of killings and destruction of property in some parts of the country.
“The nation has become a laughing stock in the comity of nations and is fast becoming a failed state where lives and property of citizens are no longer
protected by the government. It is regrettable that today in Nigeria, blood is now cheaper than water,” she said.
Orji, who is also the chairperson of the House Committee on Diaspora Matters, expressed happiness for the large turnout of party members at the event. That,
according to her, “aptly demonstrates that Ajegunle belongs to PDP and that Ajegunle people are always ready and willing to vote massively for PDP in 2019.”
She insisted that the failure of the APC administration in repositioning the country, has further repositioned PDP to become victorious in the next elections. She further called on members to obtain their PVC voters cards, and ensure to vote out APC in the forthcoming general elections.
She recalled some of her numerous constituency projects, consisting of free skills acquisition and empowerment programmes, free medical outreach programmes, road
rehabilitations, water boreholes, solar streetlights and others.
The lawmaker added that since the beginning of the nation’s democracy, the area had produced several members of the House of Representatives, but regretted that none of them had attracted any visible development to Ajegunle. She restated her commitment to ensure that she bequeaths a legacy of unparalleled development and transformation in the area, while serving as their representative.
In his remarks, Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu, Lagos State House of Assembly member, representing Amuwo Odofin constituency, eulogised the federal lawmaker for her leadership role and the numerous empowerment programmes she had implemented in Ajegunle., while he charged party members to mobilise support for her re-election in 2019 general elections. He further said that the lawmaker was sent by God to bring
change and transformation to the people of Ajegunle. Olorunrinu added that Orji in the past three years had made life better for the people of Ajegunle, and therefore deserved to be re-elected to the House of Representatives in 2019.
Similarly, a popular politician and PDP governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Hon. Adedeji Doherty, also backed the call for the re-election of Orji.
The climax of the event was the free distribution of food items to party faithful and others by Orji.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to Daily Sun agreed that the legislator had touched many lives and brought development and transformation in the area and was deserving of a second term.