The Isoko constituency 2, House of Assembly candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the forthcoming general election Mr Lucky Othuke Edovie has reiterated his determination to focus on initiating legislations and programmes that are people centred if given the mandate.
He made this known during a brief chat with newsmen in Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
Edovie said, “I will make people-centred policy if, given the mandate, my policy will evolve around the people, they shall be centred around every legislative bill I am bringing forward. The needs and the desire of the people will be the utmost priority so that they have a sense of belonging.
He added that he will come up with youths-oriented programmes for the constituency so that they can be empowered and developed.
“As a professional, he will not engage in top to bottom approach policy” which he said doesn’t favour the people.
“If you want to do things rightly, you must seek the opinion and the consent of the people, you must involve them, let them come with what they want and not the government want. Whatever they want must emanate from them,” he stated.
According to him, you can’t say you are giving them a bore-hole and they don’t need it, probably what they want is a school. If you put a bore-hole there, it is a social development but in the real sense, it is a negative one.
“If given the mandate everything will emanate from the people of the various communities that make up the constituency so with what I call integrated development programmes through the communities stakeholders.”
He reiterated that the people would be the ones to say what the community want, stressing that “don’t forget that what this community wants is not what the other community desires”
Edovie however promised to bridge the gap between leaders and their subjects in the constituency, he added that there is a huge disconnect between the led and leaders. “Leaders are in their own class while the followers can’t even be classified where they belong”.
He advised all eligible registered voters to go and collect their permanent voter’s card, stating that without voter’s cards all the effort will be wasted.
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