A governorship aspirant on the platform of the ADC, Engr Remi Olaniyan has described the emergence of Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin as the party’s gubernatorial candidate as a good decision taken in the overall interest of the of the state.
Olaniyan spoke yesterday, stressing that the process that threw up the former senator was fair and credible.
He said: “There is no cause for concern in the ADC. The process through which Lanlehin emerged was credible and the situation is not worrisome or tensed as some people alleged.
“When you have a system that is geared towards throwing up the best, there has to be a sieving process. At the end of the day, the best would come out and that was exactly was happened.
“My position remains the same, irrespective of the emergence of my co-contender, Sen. Lanlehin. Only God can make one what he will be. As a strong ADC member, I am ready to give more from what God has blessed me with,” he added.
He however stated that, judging from the way the present leaders are running the country, the hope of getting it right soon was dicey.
He said: “We may not get it right too soon but, eventually, we shall get it right. We are trying to build something on nothing. We can’t bring anything good out of a faulty constitution. We should encourage the elected representatives to amend the constitution.
“To get it right, we should encourage our lawmakers to amend the constitution. We are referring to the 1999 constitution put together by the military as Nigeria’s constitution; where did we sit down to draft the constitution? We have been sitting down since 1999 but till date we are not able to resolve things. It is sad that some people are benefiting from the inadequacies in the constitution.
Citing pervasive impunity by the federal lawmakers, he said the elected representatives did not see the need to serve the people judiciously because the constituents never called them to question.
He asked: “How many of the lawmakers have we recalled for not representing us well.”