Media communication and public relations expert, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has explained that his foray into politics is informed by his burning passion to bring succour to suffering masses.
He made the disclosure in a special interview on Monday, stressing that the Nigerian masses need men and women of ideas to rescue them from the hiatus of want and socio-economic drift.
Iworiso-Markson, who is currently aspiring for a seat in the House of Representatives from Bayelsa State, said the whole idea about politics and representation is the critical thinking about the people and how the political system, through competent representatives, can yield desired result.
He said, “I have the conviction that given the opportunity, I have some laudable ideas that can be translated into very broad policies as my legislative agenda for the greater development of the Ogbia people (of Bayelsa) whom I hope to represent in the House of Representatives in the forthcoming election.”
Iworiso-Markson noted further that his decision to play partisan politics “is built around this notion of service to the people who I have seen more closely in my time in government (in Bayelsa) and that’s the inspiration for me to serve my people.”
Granting fillip to his transformation from media practice to politics, he added that it was all propelled by the need to lift the standard of his people.
“I was largely in the private sector where I had a fruitful career as a media practitioner. I was a consultant in the Public Relations business, managing images and brands of individuals and organisations.
“All that changed when I was appointed as the Chief Press Secretary to former Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Seriake Dickson.
“I served in this capacity for five years before I was elevated to become Commissioner of Information and Orientation, a position I held till the end of the Dickson administration.
“Of course, my leaders, the Ogbia people and associates are in a better position to judge my stewardship but generally, the verdict can only be positive on account of my resourcefulness and effective performance in office.
“The consciousness was and remains that I owe the generality of Bayelsans and indeed my ancestral Ogbia land the onerous responsibility to serve them and do so meritoriously.
He stressed that he had established this “in my character and dutifulness while I was in government.”
” I also enjoy a robust relationship with my people, thinking through the development challenges they face and my determination to make a difference,” he added.
He said this naturally forms the foundation of his candidacy, “if elected to represent the Ogbia Federal Constituency in the 2023 general election.
Iworiso-Markson promised to do his people proud if given the mandate.
According to him, he owes the generality of Bayelsans and his ancestral Ogbia land the onerous responsibility to serve them and do so meritoriously.
“I have established this in my character and dutifulness while I was in government. I also enjoy a robust relationship with my people, thinking through the development challenges they face and my determination to make a difference,” he enthused.