Labour Party House of Representatives candidate in Ibadan North federal constituency, Femi Akin-Alamu, has officially launched his campaign organization.
Akin Alamu, as the grassroots politician is widely known, launched his political strategy team during an event to mark his 45th birthday in Ibadan on Sunday.
Speaking at the event, he noted that the current occupant of the office, Musiliu Akinremi, has not only performed below expectation but also has no credible achievement to his name.
“I can’t think of anything the current House of Reps member has done. I have toured the 12 local government areas in the constituency and there is no good report anywhere.
“If you take Sabo as an example, the entire community has four boreholes. That’s where they get water from. That’s a problem because with that how will there not be cholera and the likes happening there,” he said.
He explained further that generally candidates under the platform of Labour Party are driven by genuine desire to step in and change the current political landscape in the state.
He noted that this desire is borne out of the fact that constituents need to be served by politicians who put the interest of their community above anything else.
“We are looking at three cardinal areas. The first is human capital development because if people can be empowered with skills, they have the eagerness to make things work.
“The business interest would also be the core because I would use my influence to attract investment into the community. Apart from that, I am also going to use my influence to ensure people have access to loans because there are people who have ideas but lack the capital to bring them to life,” he added.
Earlier at the event, the chairman of Labour Party in the state, Atayase Tunji, told newsmen that they are confident of victory at the polls.
He noted that steps are ongoing to ensure the online support enjoyed by the party, especially its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, transforms into votes at the polls.
“The emergence of Peter Obi has brought us into limelight and we don’t want to take that for granted. We really want to walk it down the line so that the ovation and euphoria surrounding Obi’s candidacy will translate into votes,” he added.