The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency of Ondo state has said there is no plan to recall the lawmaker representing the constituency in the House of Representatives, Bamidele Baderinwa as being agitated by some youths.
The group under the aegis of the Idanre/Ifedore Youth Coalition said last week that it had begun to mobilise the people of the constituency to start the process of recalling the lawmaker.
The group alleged that Baderinwa had abandoned the federal constituency for a long time and that he had not made any positive impact in the lives of his constituents since his representation in the National Assembly.
But the APC youth leader in Ifedore, Adewale Adekunle, said at a news conference in Akure, the state capital, that there was nothing like mobilizing the people of the constituency for the purpose of recalling the lawmaker.
Adewale, who described the group as faceless, said the people of the constituency were satisfied with the achievements of Baderinwa and there was no reason to recall him.
He said: “We wish to state clearly that Bamidele has not defaulted on giving our constituency its deserved quality representation at the National Assembly. He has neither abandoned his people nor the constituency.
“He visits the constituency regularly and operates two functional constituency offices, one at Idanre and the other at Ifedore, where complaints are collated and attended to. There are evidences of his projects and philanthropic activities across the constituency.”
The APC youth leader enumerated the projects executed by the lawmaker as the electrification of Aba Aro Community in Ifedore; grading and maintenance of roads, provision of motorized boreholes, distribution of cocoa pesticides and cash to 300 farmers and empowerment of aged people in the constituency with cash donations.
Others included donation of two Hilux Vans to the Divisional Police Headquarters in the Constituency, wheel chairs and cash to physically challenged people and yearly presentation of cars as gifts to people in the Constituency.
According to Adewale, the lawmaker has also built a block of classrooms at Ikota Community Primary School in Ifedore and sponsored over 500 youths for training in vocational education and small and medium scale enterprises.
He alleged that APC’s detractors were the sponsors of the group, saying their aim was to weaken the popularity of the party in the federal constituency.
He said: “The youth group is unknown in our federal constituency. As the APC youth leader, I know all the youth groups in the constituency. This one calling for the recall of Baderinwa is faceless and fake.
“There is nothing like starting the process of recalling our representative in the National Assembly. The main objective of the sponsors of the faceless group is to undermine the popularity of our party in the federal constituency by casting the lawmaker in bad light.
“We also gathered that some prominent members of our party in the constituency were the sponsors of the faceless group because of the politics of 2019. We are not sure yet. But if what we have gathered about them is true, we urge them to desist.
“These people should realize that by feeding the public wrong information about any member of APC holding public office because of 2019 politics is as good as destroying the strength of the party. Our unity will always remain the strength of our party.”