The immediate past governor of ondo state and senatorial candidate of the zenith labour party zlp for ondo central in the 2019 polls, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has stated the reasons why he is contesting tp represent ondo central senatorial district in the upper chamber in Abuja.
Mimiko said he will lobby other members of the National Assembly to fashion out an Election Finance Reform Law.
The former governor spoke in Akure while addressing thousands of his supporters during the flag off of his campaign on Monday.
Mimiko also said he would lobby for legislation towards replicating the masses oriented programmes of his administration when he was at the helm of affairs in Ondo State at the federal level, some of which he mentioned to be free Child Delivery, Emergency Medical services, Free Bus shuttles for students, Affordable tertiary education, and interest free loans for market women and small scale businesses among others.
He assured voters in the six council areas constituting Ondo Central that he would not let them down if he wins the senatorial election.
“The huge money expended on elections has made elective offices an exclusive for the highest bidders and moneybags”, he said.
“Monetisation of elections has been denying people of good representation both at the legislative and executive arms of government”.
Mimiko said there was the
“need to have laws that would regulate election finances in the country before people can elect who they really wanted in position of authority.
The candidate promised that he “would work with other progressive members of the National Assembly to legislate towards making laws that would make quality education, health services, social services affordable for the masses”.