Those very close to owner of Quilox Club in Lagos, Shina Peller, are in jubilant mood over his decision to contest in the 2019 general elections.
The Chairman of Aquilla Group recently declared his intention to represent the Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola, Iwajowa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives come 2019.
According to Peller, this decision followed due consultations with stakeholders in the region and to actualise his dream, he would be contesting under the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State.
“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.
“My focus in politics will be to ensure that institutions work and people can benefit from government services irrespective of class or social status.
“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,” the Lagos socialite said in a statement last week.