Keyamo to vie for Delta Central Senatorial seat, as a test before 2015 Guber elections - disnaija.com
by Citizens Platform
Human Rights Lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has declared his intention to run for the vacant Delta Central Senatorial seat in the National Assembly.
It will be recalled that the Delta Central Senatorial seat became vacant following the death of senator Senator Pius Ewherido who died at the National Hospital, Abuja where he was receiving treatment in preparation for further treatment in Germany.
In a statement issued, Mr. Keyamo said he had not shelved his ambition to govern Delta State in 2015 but that the senatorial seat was an opportunity for him gather more experience as well as test his political structure before 2015.
The Lawyer said the Senate seat presents a unique and humble opportunity for him to bring to bear my enduring enthusiasm and skills for the supreme benefit of his people in public office, and to set the tone for the quality of leadership that is to come.
The rights lawyer added that the decision is spurred by the people and the people will eventually decide whether to push him forward, or withdraw him from the guber race.
The human rights activist, had indicated his interest to contest for the governorship of the state ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Keyamo also spoke about his experience in politics and why he is the best man for the political office, “ I was one of the four persons who sat down to conceptualize the National Conscience in 1994 with my late boss, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, and I was the first Northern co-ordinator of the movement that later metamorphosised into a political party (National Conscience Party).”
“I have also, in the last twenty-one years of my professional career, handled hundreds of cases involving inter and intra-party disputes, which gives me a rare insight into the various intrigues and shenanigans in political parties in particular and politics in general. I have often wondered whether anyone is born with “politician” written on his or her forehead; whether the likes of Comrade Oshiomhole, Governor Kayode Fayemi, Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and even President Goodluck Jonathan (who was a lecturer) and so many others were “politicians” before they decided to contest for public office.” the statement concluded.
Source: Citizens Platform
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