ABEOKUTA – A House of Representatives aspirant in Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in Ogun State, Alhaja Basirat Shonekan-Umaru has lampooned the APC led federal government for failing to address the alleged security lapses, mass unemployment and “Live threatening poverty” in the country, describing it as, “failed government” which must be voted out of power in 2019.

Alhaja Shonekan-Umaru stated this yesterday while declaring her intention to contest the Abeokuta South Federal Constituency seat under the platform to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Shonekan-Umaru who spoke at the Party’s GRA, Abeokuta Secretariat stressed the need for paradigm shift in the Representation of the people at the National level.

“As a woman who has nurtured a very happy home, coupled with a blossom career, my experience would be brought to the fore if am elected” she affirmed

According to her “The time has come for a break from the old ways -for a purposeful and fruitful change and restoration of hope, for responsible government and dynamic Representation of our people in Abeokuta ”

On her plans for the State if elected she said, “I will give priority  to projects that will affect the lives of the people  positively. I will work with the federal government of Nigeria to reduce the number of  unemployed youths, unemployed people in Abeokuta”.

Her words ” I have been able to empower many people in Abeokuta under Ola-Iya foundation which was birthed in 2014, about 1500 people have benefitted from the interest free soft loans ranging from #10,000 to #50,000 per beneficiary. Basirat affirmed.


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