23rd November, 2010
Mr. Shakirudeen Alabi Ajidagba, has promised to better the lot of his people if heÂ is voted into the Lagos State House of Assembly in the 2011 elections under theÂ platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN as it was time for the youths toÂ take over.
Ajidagba, a 2006 graduate of Business Management from the University of Lagos saidÂ he wants to contest because he was moved by the plight of his people in ConstituencyÂ 2 of Lagos Island as the area has been stagnant with no real development.
â€œMost of my people in Constituency 2 have not tasted the dividends of democracy andÂ one day I asked myself, â€˜are we not in Lagos?â€™ Things must change. That was whatÂ made me decide to contest for election into the State Assembly to better the lot ofÂ my people,â€ he said.
Ajidagba who said he has lived all his life in Lagos State, stated that he is goingÂ to the State Assembly to continue the struggle to better the lives of his peopleÂ within the constituency.
â€œEducation, health, youth development and empowerment among others have eluded usÂ for too long. These are areas that need to be looked into and improved upon. ServiceÂ to humanity is my guiding principle,â€ he added.
â€œWe, the youths are calling for change in our constituency and we are aware of theÂ moneybags. We are ready for them. We donâ€™t have money to throw around but we haveÂ the confidence of the people. You can fool some people some time but it willÂ difficult to fool everybody all the time,â€ he said.