By Onozure Dania
An All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain and aspirant for Edo Central senatorial district in 2019, Sylvanus Igbogbo, has accused previous lawmakers from the constituency of not impacting positively on the people of the district.
Speaking in Benin, Edo State capital, he said: “Edo Central has not been well represented in Abuja. So I have decided to embark on the journey to correct that by going to the Senate in 2019.
“By being a senator, you should be able to impact positively on the lives of your constituents. Let the people have the dividends of democracy through your good legislation.
“Our people have a core competence area (farming), but none of our representatives has ever thought of doing something about. The same old method that our forefathers adopted in making a living by digging the soil is what is still in practice in Esanland.
“None of our representatives has brought mechanised farming and modern method of preservation of farm produce.”
Igbogbo, Edo Central Coordinator of the Godwin Obaseki Governorship Campaign Organisation in 2016, added that “in my one year in office as chairman of Igueben Local Government Area of the state, I built schools across the 10 wards of the council.
“I maintained and rehabilitated some existing roads, constructed new ones, built health centres and introduced what is called the revolving effect of medical facilities. I am not a neophyte in politics.”