10th December, 2010
An aspirant into the Ogun State House of Assembly from Abeokuta South LocalÂ Government Area Constituency II, Barrister Fatai Erewumi has stated why he wants toÂ be a legislator in the 2011 election.
The aspirant who will be contesting under the platform of the Peopleâ€™s DemocraticÂ Party, PDP, said legislative work should be given to people who are knowledgeableÂ about law making and not just anybody on the streets.
Erewumi, a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria said, â€œbut forÂ selfish reasons, I donâ€™t know why a carpenter should be contesting for aÂ responsibility meant for an engineer and this is one of the reasons why this countryÂ is backward.Â Until the right people are put in the right place, it will beÂ difficult if not impossible for Nigeria to make progress.â€
He explained that he had been a lawyer in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the UnitedÂ States, adding that he believes his experienceÂ would be of immense help to him as aÂ state legislator in Ogun.
â€œAs a lawyer of many years experience and in many countries where laws are made howÂ they should be made, I understand the purpose of legislation,â€ the lawyer stated.
A member of Amnesty International, Erewumi promised the people of Ogun StateÂ accessibility to justice, if given their mandate.