By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
Hon. Tim Nda Diche, has declared his intention to represent Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Speaking during his declaration in his constituency on Saturday, Diche, who was Commissioner for Agriculture in Kogi, said his desire to represent Dekina/Bassa is to provide and guarantee result-oriented representation.
He said he will also leverage the experience of the best hands in the constituency to provide the desired representation.
Diche, who is also the Maji of Bassange Kigdom promised that if given the opportunity, he will collaborate with other colleagues in the National Assembly to review laws that have remained a clog in Nigeria’s spirit of true federalism engender progress, unity and fair play.
‘During my tenure as the Chairman of Bassa Local Government Area, I, among others, constructed several roads and drainages with available resources. I also impacted the education sector with the rehabilitation of primary schools, and the provision of desks, benches and books for the pupils. Primary Health Centers in the local government were re-equipped and rehabilitated. My administration also established new health centres at Gboloko, Mozum and Odugbo, as well as embarking on social intervention by supporting the aged, widows and other vulnerable people. A major and impactful highlight of my administration was the provision of 25 boreholes across the local government. Some of these projects are still in use years after.
‘Having distinguished myself at the local government level, I was appointed as commissioner for Agriculture by Governor Yahaya Bello.
‘As the Commissioner for Agriculture, the ministry was rebranded during my tenure with the state of the art equipment, and professional personnel and decentralised for efficient service delivery.
‘For over two decades I have proved beyond reasonable doubt that I am someone to be trusted with public office. I have shown accountability and transparency in service at local and state levels. I have also served my party passionately at local and state levels. Now, I believe it is time for me to yield to the clarion call of my constituents calling on me to represent Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives come 2023 on the platform of our great party, the APC.
‘My main promise to the people of Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency if given the opportunity to represent them in the House of Representatives is to provide and guarantee qualitative, discerning, visible and result-oriented representation for my constituency. I will also leverage the experience of the best hands in the Federal Constituency to provide the desired representation in every sense of the word to my constituents.
‘As a democrat and firm believer in the rule of law, if given the opportunity, I will collaborate with other colleagues in the National Assembly to review some laws that have remained a clog in Nigeria’s spirit of true federalism to engender progress, unity and fair-play.
‘I am sending a clarion call to our party members, men and women, youth and the elderly, that there is a lot of work to be done to achieve the Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency of our dreams. I urge you all to come out to vote for me during our party primaries election so that I can be the APC flagbearer in the House of Representatives election,’ he said.