Member of Oyo Representatives Odidiomo distributes N30m to voters in Sallah

A member of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Adedeji Stanley Olajide alias Odidiomo explained on Saturday why he distributed 30 million naira to voters the day before Salah.

Last Thursday, the lawmaker organized a special empowerment program for some Ibadan residents.

Olajide, speaking to reporters after the Eid prayer in Ibadan on Saturday, said Thursday’s event was aimed at making Salah’s celebration a smooth one, and was also aimed at supporting residents’ businesses during the current holiday season.

Amid wild jubilation, around 2,000 voters in Ibadan North West and Ibadan South West regions of Oyo State on Thursday received financial support totaling around 30 million naira from a member in office of the House of Representatives.

Cash donations, aside from routine legislator empowerment activities, usually coincide with the annual celebration of Eid-al-Kabir. A similar empowerment was done during the celebration of the salah of the year 2021.

One beneficiary, Kafilat Adigun, said “It was a deliberate act of benevolence by Hon. Adedeji Stanley Adedeji Olajide Odidiomo to enable us; his constituency members celebrate in good financial health.

Olajide is a member of the People’s Democratic Party who recently won the ticket back to contest the 2023 elections for another term.

At Thursday’s event, PDP leaders and a handful of aggrieved all-progressive congressmen in both local governments described the lawmaker as a miracle worker whose philanthropic pursuits knew no bounds.

Addressing recipients who were armed with their permanent voter cards as a means of identification to benefit from the largesse, Olajide said the importance of empowerment cannot be overemphasized.

He said that in three years in the lower house of the National Assembly, he had equipped voters with various programs that could lift them out of poverty.

Some of these programs include training in fisheries, poultry farming, pig farming, paint production, ICT, among others.

Olajide also pointed out that he had provided start-up capital for traders, artisans and scholarships for needy but bright students. He said he built classrooms; dug boreholes, erected maternity centers, saying “now is the time to provide more financial support through deliberate cash rewards to our people”.

Olajide assured them that he would always make their offer as long as he remained their representative.

In their separate comments, Alhaji Abass Aleshinloye, Alhaji Fatai Olugbade and some other notable men and women of the party including the beneficiaries congratulated Olajide and tasked the people to ensure the re-election of the legislator so that more dividends from democracy go around the two areas of the council.

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