Senator-elect says Saraki neglected his district, vows to surpass him

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Newly elected Senator, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, has aired his desire to make more impact than the current Senate president when he resumes office.

The medical doctor, who beat Saraki to the position during the last election, mentioned that all the achievements currently attributed to Saraki will amount to nothing when compared to what he would have done at the end of his first tenure.

Oloriegbe made this known while he was being given his Certificate of Return by INEC in Abuja on Thursday.

Senator-elect says Saraki neglected his district, vows to surpass him

He stated, “Despite attaining the position of Senate President in his sojourn in the Senate, Saraki has not set any standard of performance for any successor to study or build on.

“The responsive representation I will put up for Kwara Central people within the next four years, coupled with the required legislative engagements to be made on both the floor and at committee levels for good governance in the country, will surpass whatever performance Saraki has rendered in the past.

“Saraki, by his brand of politics and inordinate political ambition, focuses more on national politics and not responsive and quality representation for Kwara Central people who are his constituents.

“It is God that gives and takes power from whosoever he wishes. I thank the Almighty Allah for granting me the grace of being overwhelmingly elected as Senator for Kwara Central in the coming ninth Senate.

“I have the pedigree of service to people and humanity as a trained medical doctor, who had spent decades working with the World Health Organisation and I also have years of experience on the political field rendering selfless service to people and humanity.

“I was the majority leader of Kwara State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2003 under the late Governor Muhammed Alabi Lawal.

“My focus in the Senate will squarely be on how to ensure legislative engineering, and provide quality and responsive representation.”

He further vowed to collaborate with other eight lawmakers from his state, and support the incoming governor as well.

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