A 37-year old politician in Bayelsa state, Comrade Cyprian Emiede Aboro, of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has revealed why he ventured into the mocky waters of politics.
He said his Vision and mission had been to raise the bar of effective legislation and purposeful representation of the people of Sagbama constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, hence he is offering himself for service.
In an exclusive interview with the Niger Delta Herald in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, Aboro relived the ugly experiences of the people of Sagbama Cousluency 3 amidst poor representation by their previous and current representatives in the state House of Assembly since 1999 when Democracy became stable in Nigeria.
Describing himself as a young, vibrant, focused, selfless and determined politician, Comrade Aboro, who hails from Agbere in Sagbama local government area said he has made up his mind to test the political terraine in 2023 with a 7-point agenda for his Sagbama constiments.
The 7-point agenda, he said, include: education, security, agriculture, community policing, tourism, employment generation and youth empowerment.
Aboro maintained that the wheel of his 7-point agenda would be oiled by sponsoring of people oriented bills that would compel relevant authorities to do the needful for his continents and Bayelsans.
The young politician averred that if youths like him are given the opportunity to serve, they are capable of bringing fresh ideas into government, recalling that Nigeria functioned better when the likes of Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo , Diete Spiff and other past leaders led during their youthful days.
“I know that l am an intelligent young man. Bayelsa and the good people of Sagbama constituency 3 need materials like us who have good thinking faculty to liberate our people from the shackles of under development.
“It is time to do away with those old cargoes who have run out of leadership ideas due to their ages. This is the time to stop the old politics of recycling leaders of yesteryears.
“If I am given the opportunity, Sagbama constituency 3 would become a food basket because l will make legislations in collaboration with other legislative colleagues to ensure that all agricultural funds coming to the state go directly to the real farmers.”
The private school proprietor promised to sponsor bills that would protect to private sector to encourage entrepreneurship.
The young politician, who is also a graduate of Environmental Management from the University of Port Harcourt, urged the governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Douye Diri to ensure free and fair election by allowing for a level playing ground to enable the people’s choice of leader emerge come 2023 irrespective of party affiliations.