By Isah Bala – September 07, 2018
The founder, Builders Hub Impact Investment Program, BHIIP, Barrister Natasha Hadiza Akpoti, Friday, obtained the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to run for the office of the Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District on the platform of Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Addressing journalists after obtaining the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the party’s headquarter in Abuja, Natasha said the people have realised that government has been so far away from the people and she has answered the people’s call to be the voice of the voiceless and change the narrative.
She pointed out that the sole aim of delving into politics is to consolidate on the achievements made thus far on the resuscitation of Ajaokuta steel company and reposition Kogi Central Senatorial District.
“The creation of steel laws, establishment of Steel Development Authority and so much more to ensure that social justice is included.
She maintained that she is going to make sure the section of the 1999 constitution which bears right to life is amended to include right to portable water, right to quality education, good road, good health system and so much more.
She pointed out that it is time to give opportunity to women to take charge in leadership, adding that she is going to make sure women’s right are adequately promoted, while promising to extend a hand of mentorship to other women.
She emphasised that everybody has right to benefit from the moribund steel companies in Nigeria, and reiterated her commitment to push harder for the revival of Ajaokuta and Delta steel if given the mandate.
Responding why she chose Social Democratic Party as a platform to front her ambition, she said the philosophy of the party resonates with her ideas of politics, adding that her father was one of the founding members of the party who worked closely with late Moshood Abiola and by default she has always been a member of Social Democratic Party.