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    Why I Want To Cross From Reps To Senate – Shina Peller

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    Jun 3, 2022

    The lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency of Oyo State, Shina Peller, has revealed why he is not contesting for the House of Representatives in the 2023 general election.

    According to Peller, he had to shed his second chance at the House after considering two local government areas in his constituency.

    Peller disclosed that Kajola and Iwajowa LGAs have never produced a representative in the House for almost 16 years.

    The lawmaker stated this in a post on his social media space on Thursday, titled ‘Why I Chose Not to Contest for House of Reps for Second Term.’

    The statement reads, “Many people wonder why I chose not to return to the House of Representatives for the second term. For the sake of integrity, my decision is based on my consideration of other local governments within my constituency – Kajola and Iwajowa – who haven’t presented a representative for almost 16 years now. Returning to the House for the second term will mean denying them the opportunity to present a representative for twenty years.

    “By 2023, when I will be completing my first term as a member of the House of Representatives, it will make it sixteen (16) uninterrupted years that Iseyin/Itesiwaju have been producing representatives for the constituency leaving out the people from Kajola/Iwajowa.

    “My people from Kajola/Iwajowa feel the people from Iseyin haven’t been fair enough to them in this regard, and I share their pain. This was why I made up my mind to throw my weight behind choosing a qualified person from Kajola/Iwajowa to represent our federal constituency in 2023, while I am yielding the call of my people from Oke-Ogun to opt for the Oyo North Senatorial District seat. And I cannot be seen leading the liberation of the Oke-Ogun people and not fair to the local governments within my constituency.

    “So, to those that feel I should return to the House of Reps, it’s not all about me alone; it’s about putting into consideration my integrity and overall interest of all.”

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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