Lagos - Veteran journalist, Adebayo Onanuga, has joined the race for the Ogun East Senatorial District seat in the next general elections.
Declaring his intention, Onanuga revealed that he is contesting for the seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Onanuga who was a member of the Youth Wing of the Unity Party of Nigeria as a student of the University of Lagos in 1979, further stated that part of his intention to enter politics was to help reduce the poverty level in the district and Ogun state in general.
Onanuga, a member of Egbe Bobakeye age group in Ijebuland, explained that he was encouraged by his people to contest the seat.
"Over 90 percent of the people of the nation are living below poverty level. My priority is to reduce poverty and help in finding jobs for the teeming unemployed youths," he stated.
He expressed disgust at the inability the federal government to provide for the welfare of the people, including retirees.
Onanuga emphasised that he was not entering politics to amass wealth but to better the living standards of his people.
Onanuga is the Managing Director and Publisher of The News Magazine and Lagos-based evening tabloid, PM News.
Former Chief Press Secretary to the former governor of Ogun State and the Director of Publicity, PDP in Ogun State, Wale Adedayo, welcomed Onanuga's candidature to vie for the Senate seat.
"His coming out gladdens my heart and I believe he will be a good candidate."
- CAJ News
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