Businessman son of late Professor Moshood Abiola Peller, Shina Peller, has said that the Oyo State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, is united and stronger than ever.
Peller, who owns one of Nigeria’s biggest night clubs, spoke in his Iseyin hometown when he officially declared his intention to run for the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/ Iwajowa federal constituency seat in the House of Representatives.
The 42-year old emphasised that Nigerians should dispel rumours that the Oyo State APC is divided as such news was only being circulated by mere mischief makers, adding that such people are and should be treated as enemies of the state.
“I don’t believe there are factions within the APC in Oyo State, what I believe and preach is that we are as strong as we are united, And we are as weak as we are divided.
“I know the noise about factions and division is to weaken our strength as a party and confuse us as a people. Therefore, I will never ever in my life entertain any faction.
“APC is one in Oyo State and we will do everything within our power to make sure that unity is maintained. Anyone who carries the factional ideology does not have the love of the people at heart, I am APC and I belong to everybody,” He added.
Speaking with newsmen on the reason for joining the national assembly political race, he said, “I have decided to join this political race because my people have spoken to me and I have listened.
“My people know my worth, my achievements and having somebody that can actually represent this constituency has been a challenge, I cannot afford to be selfish, I have to think about the less privileged too”.
Peller also disclosed that his mandate for the people is unity for progress, highlighting that the Oke-Ogun constituency is only relatively relevant is during election but his candidature will breach the current gap of irrelevancy and bring about even development in the entire Oke-Ogun constituency.
Meanwhile, the house of representatives aspirant during his declaration also launched his empowerment and grassroots development programme which he called Shina Ayo Empowerment Programme (SAEP). According to him, the empowerment programme is currently more on empowering youth and women which will spread across the four zones in Oke-Ogun even up to ward level.
While Peller urged the youth to be patients for the said developments to materialise, he, however, charged them to register, vote, and engage in politics, while shunning political thuggery.
“The young people of Nigeria are the most powerful single block in the country, we would not allow ourselves to be used by people who do not have our interest at heart,” he stated.