Shina Peller: Why Didn’t I Run For A Second Term In The House Of Representatives?

Shina Peller, a member of the House of Representatives, has stated why he decided to run for Senate instead of re-election to the green chamber.

Peller, who now represents the federal constituency of lseyin/ltesiwaju/Kajola/lwajowa, finished third in the APC’s Oyo north senatorial primary (APC).

He garnered five votes, while the sitting senator for Oyo North, Abdulfatai Buhari, received 570 votes to win the primary.

The legislator revealed why he decided to compete for a senate seat in a post on his social media pages: “I elected to run for a senatorial position to satisfy the “overall benefits” of my district.”

He also stated that he wants to provide people in the Kajola and Iwajowa Local Government Areas the opportunity to elect a federal representative in the area.

“Many people are perplexed as to why I did not seek re-election to the House of Representatives for a second term. “My decision is based on my evaluation of other local governments within my district, Kajola and Iwajowa, who haven’t presented a representative in nearly 16 years,” he wrote.

“Returning to the House for a second term will deprive them of the chance to nominate a representative for the next twenty years.” By 2023, when my first term as a member of the House of Representatives will come to an end. It would be the sixteenth (16th) consecutive year that Iseyin/Itesiwaju has produced representatives for the constituency, with the exception of those from Kajola/Iwajowa.

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“My people in Kajola/Iwajowa believe the people of Iseyin have not treated them fairly in this regard, and I understand their pain.”

“This is why I decided to put my support behind a qualified Kajola/Iwajowa candidate to represent our federal constituency in 2023, while I am heeding the demand of my people in Oke Ogun to run for the Oyo North Senatorial District seat.”

“I cannot be seen leading the emancipation of the Oke Ogun people while being unjust to the local governments in my constituency.”

“So, to those who believe I should return to the House of Representatives, it’s not only about me; it’s about considering my integrity and the best interests of everybody.”


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