A Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency of Kwara State, Alhaji Ahmad Bayero has declared to run for House of Representatives in the 2023 General Elections.
Bayero, a former TIC Chairman of Ilorin West Local Government, formally declared interest to contest for a seat at the Green Chamber during his visit to the PDP Secretariat in Ilorin the State Capital on Tuesday.
He said his decision to become a federal legislator was born out of his passion to give his constituents good and able representation at the lower arm of the National Assembly.
He said, “I am here today to officially submit my letter of intent to contest for Federal House of Representatives to represent Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency in 2023. I have served in different capacities in the party and the State.
“I believe my experience will be of immense help to bring back PDP to the mainstream in 2023. I want to state categorically that my ambition is not do or die.
“As you know, I am a party man to the core and would abide by the party decision even if I am not favoured”, he said.
Bayero, however, enjoined the leadership of PDP in Kwara State to provide a level playing ground to all aspirants during the primary elections, noting that victory is assured with the calibre of leaders of the party.
On his part, The Chairman of PDP, Rt. Hon. Babatunde Mohammed welcomed Bayero and his supporters to the party secretariat, even as he thanked him for his steadfastness and struggle for the party especially during the trying times of being in opposition.
“Hon. Bayero is one of us, he has been a party man all his life. Let me use this medium to appreciate his efforts all this while,” he said.
He therefore promised on behalf of other Executive members to be fair and just to all aspirants.