10th December, 2010
Hon. Bolaji Yussuf Ayinla, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, hasÂ declared his intention to represent Mushin 02 Federal Constituency in the lowerÂ chamber of the National Assembly in 2011.
BYA as he is fondly called by admirers said that if given the opportunity, he willÂ use all that is within his capacity as a lawmaker to bring the dividends ofÂ democracy and federal presence to the constituency.
The two term member of the Lagos House of Assembly and the Chairman of HouseÂ Committee on House Services assured that he is not going to Abuja to add to theÂ population of the lawmakers, but to represent the interest of his people.
“I have not, and the people of my constituency have not, felt the impact of theÂ lawmaker currently representing them at the National Assembly.
“They have not felt the federal government’s presence in terms of education, healthÂ and infrastructure. What the constituency demands is better representation hence myÂ decision to offer myself for service to the people.
â€œLegislative is all about lobbying it is about pure advocacy, you must be able toÂ talk, you must be able to challenge, defend and work tirelessly for your people toÂ secure their needs.
“But in a situation whereby you have a â€˜siddon lookâ€™ representative, you wonâ€™t beÂ able to enjoy the dividends of democracy,â€ he said.
Speaking on his experience as a member of the Lagos House of Assembly, BYA said, â€œIÂ have done much and I can still do more, but I believe two good terms deserveÂ elevation. I think I am better qualified to represent my constituency at the federalÂ level. By this, I mean the House of Representatives.
â€œI want to replicate what I have done for Mushin Constituency through the LagosÂ State government at the federal level.Â Mushin certainly deserves the presence ofÂ the federal government in term of infrastructure. I have not seen much of that inÂ the last few years. I want Mushin Constituency 02 to have its own share ofÂ employment and provision of infrastructure.
â€œLegislature is about efficient and effective advocacy to represent your people atÂ all times. And that is what I intend doing when I get to the House ofÂ Representatives in 2011,â€ he assured.