A Lawmaker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Mutiu Shadimu has said that his job at the lower chamber was to facilitate the burning needs of residents of his constituency and not to make donations.
Shadimu who represents Oshodi constituency 1, Lagos, Nigeria at the Federal House of Representatives told Greennews.ng that he was less concern about the criticisms of Oshodi people who had speculated that he (Shadimu) intends to use the promised electricity Transformer to get a second term in office.
Hon. Shadimu said: “i’m not going to donate a Transformer. Why should I donate a Transformer? What’s NEPA’s work if I have to donate a Transformer? Has anybody given us money?
“There is no harm in whatever they say about that. Their own is to have a Transformer. So whether I want to use it to campaign or not, there was someone there before. So, if the person didn’t do what he was supposed to do.
“I’m their representative. My own is to ensure that my people are satisfied and that’s why we are here”.
Asked if he will fulfill his promised electricity transformer to the people, Shadimu said: “I have done all I need to do on my own part. It’s left for the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) to do their work. I have done the necessary thing. It is the duty of the distribution company to provide transformer for the people. I have done my responsibility by writing them to do that. And they said that they are working on it”.
Oshodi Constituency 1, Lagos Nigeria with over twenty streets and a modern Idera Market had for over five years been living in what could be described as “unending darkness”. Some of these streets had been sharing, rotating, till date, one electricity Transformer.
Residents who endured the inadequate, “one day OFF/ON” electricity supply unanimously elected Hon. Shadimu of the PDP ahead of his main challenger Timothy Muyiwa Olabintan of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 National Assembly elections with the hope of relegating this eyesore (electricity Transformer) to the back burner.