Hold politicians accountable to campaign promises, monarch urges electorate

Adeshina Kuti, the Eleru of Eru in Lagos, on Friday, advised Nigerian electorate always hold politicians accountable the promises made the electioneering campaign.

Kuti gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Oshodi 1 Constituency Stakeholders Meeting, which took place at the Oshodi-Isolo Government Area in Lagos.

The monarch, however, urged the electorate do it lawfully.

He who told NAN that the 2023 election would not be business as usual, urged get their PVCs and vote credible leaders into public office.











“Things to change for better; leaders to be accountable as we can’t continue like this.

“When it’s time for the election, politicians will be all over, wooing the electorate and the time they get into office, you no longer hear them.

“They forget the constituency that brought them into office as0 we barely see them again.

“The moment they get into office, Abuja becomes their home,’’ the monarch said.

In his remark, Mr Hakeem Sokunle, the representing Oshodi 1 constituency in the state House of Assembly, said that he could speak for himself.








“We are messengers, we should be accessible, but the truth is that no matter how hard we try, one or two persons will still not be satisfied,’’ Sokunle said.

When about his achievements before the coronavirus outbreak, he said that he was able to finish some projects before the lockdown.

“As at February, about 12 boreholes were put in place, scholarship at various levels.

“Though it has not been easy, we will keep trying.

“Members of constituency can attest to how much we are doing and we don’t intend to relent.











“The truth is, we were working round the clock and a lot more could been achieved but for the lockdown,’’ he said.

Responding to complaints that members of his constituency did not receive palliatives, Sokunle said that many people benefitted.

“We did all we could; we are still doing the much we can.

“I owe this to people, we can’t satisfy everyone but even people can attest to this.

“We shared the palliative given to us we didn’t hoard them,’’ he noted. (NAN)