By Dipo Olowookere
Lagos-based socialite, Mr Shina Peller, has declared his intention to represent the people of the Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola, Iwajowa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives next year.
Mr Peller, son of late popular magician, Professor Moshood Abiola Peller, explained in a statement that he decided to contest for a place at the lower chamber of the National Assembly after reflection and extensive consultations from different quarters.
The 42-year-old chairman of Aquilla Group and owner of Lagos-based Quilox Club, said he would be flying the flag of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the poll.
“My people, after a deep thought, reflection and extensive consultations, I have decided to formally declare my intention to represent the Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola, Iwajowa federal constituency at the House of Representatives in 2019.
“I appreciate the advice and concern from well-wishers and mentors who are worried that going into politics will be detrimental to my business interests which I have worked so hard to build over the last two decades but I think the time for social media and arm chair politics is over.
“We need to take our destiny into our own hands for the sake of Nigeria, for the sake of our children, and the less privileged in our society,” he said in the statement.
Mr Peller said further that, “My focus in politics will be to ensure that institutions work and people can benefit from government services irrespective of class or social status.”
According to him, “I want to help create policies that will help diversify our economy with a renewed focus on tourism, manufacturing and youth empowerment.”
“I encourage all young people to follow my cue and take an active role in partisan politics. This is our time. The time is now,” he declared.
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