By Temitayo Peters
OrderPaperToday – A member of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mr. Dipo Olorunrinu, has boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will take over the reins of government in the State.
Olorunrinu, who is representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency I, explained that what the party needed was a reform and restructuring so that it would be better positioned to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), when the time comes.
The lawmaker, who noted that members of the PDP in the assembly were not out to cause any instability, pointed out that they were concerned about moving the state forward, adding that there was nothing like minority or majority in the legislature.
“We have a lot and we are here to ensure peace. It is not about any party but it is about delivering democracy dividends to our people. However, I would say that the performance of the PDP members in the House is not up to average,” he said.
On the forthcoming local government elections in the state, he explained that the party gives everybody the privilege, right and effrontery to attain his best, and that people are given platforms to operate unlike what he said obtains in the ruling APC.
He stated that the PDP members in his constituency were 100 per cent prepared for the forthcoming local government elections, but that he was not satisfied with the composition of the members of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).
Commenting on the state of insecurity in the country, Olorunrinu stated that Nigerians have to be realistic and sincere instead of blaming the past government for what is happening.
He said: “The issue has always been there, Boko Haram was a security outfit in the northern part of Nigeria, which the people took advantage of to foment troubles. We need to look at the issues critically. A lot of things that affect the masses is a plus to some people. We need to look at the beneficiaries of the crisis, we should start from the beneficiaries and we need analysts to approach it in the right way.”