House of Representatives Member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency, Hon. Lovette Idisi, has debunked reports that he would not pursue a second term to represent the people in the area, come 2019, describing the sources of such stories as unnecessary detractors.
Speaking to Oasis Magazine (OM) during an exclusive chat, Hon. Idisi stressed that those peddling the rumor that he is out of the race to represent the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the next general elections to the Green Chamber are playing the roles of mischief-makers.
He said: “This is not an election year. It will be a disservice to the people who elected me for my first tenure for me to be shifting focus from the mission of taking the dividends of democracy to their doorsteps to presumptive political activities.
“I have broached my intention to return to some prominent party leaders, but for now I should use the better part of the remaining years of my first tenure to work more for the people instead of dissipating my energy on a second term that I know it is the very people’s right to give.”
“I will be judged by the people politically based on what I have done with my first term,” he added.
On if he stands a chance to get the PDP ticket with strong contenders like Godfrey Ishegbe and Ben Igbakpa in the race, he had this to say: “We operate a democracy and the person that gets the highest votes gets the party’s ticket. My brothers Ben Igbakpa and Godfrey Ishegbe are good men and I have never and will never see them as political rivals, but political associates.
“We are on the same boat to better the lot of our people. It is a good thing that my party, the PDP has them on board. They are both among my constituents who voted for me in 2015 and for that I am grateful to them.”
By John Tega
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