MY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE 13 – 03 – 2023.
On this very important and significant day of my life, which is my birthday, I wish to officially and without mincing words publicly declare my intent to contest for Member Representing Demsa Constituency at the Adamawa State House of Assembly in the forthcoming 2023 election.
This noble intent is thrown exclusively on the independent voters of Demsa Constituency and when elected they will have conferred a favor upon me, for which I shall be unrelenting in my labors to compensate.
With love for my constituency and a fierce commitment to a vision of rapid progress for the people and following a wide-ranging consultations, I offer myself to serve you as the Member Representing Demsa Constituency at the Adamawa State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
I seek the opportunity to offer Demsa a visionary, result-oriented, purposeful, inclusive and competent leadership to build the future.
We have to start regenerating our leadership positions with competent, patriotic, humble and experienced Youths.
People who have prepared themselves with the relevant experience, exposure and qualifications must take over the mantle of leadership because this struggle is about the future of Demsa Constituency not its past.
I am confident that together, we can create a New path, Together, we can set a Good agenda. Together, we can deliver for ourselves a positive outcome.Demsa! we can do this, let’s get to work.
WHAT I WILL DO FOR MY CONSTITUENTS?
1. First, all my constituents will have unfettered access to me, directly and through ward liaison officers, the programs and activities of the Government that directly concerns them will not be strange to my constituents, they will have opportunity to make inputs , this is key in not only ensuring participation in Governance but building confidence and carrying all my constituents along.
2. Secondly, I will attend sittings without fail. My people will see me in the House, hear my voice clear and loud, and have me champion their causes both those of individuals, communities and the entire constituency. The era when no one speaks and stand for us will be over with my presence in the house.
3. Thirdly, I will provide my constituents consistently the linkage with Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the State Government as well as other private establishments for employment, skills development and entrepreneurship.
4. Fourthly, I will capture the infrastructural needs of my people and ensure they are listed in the budget yearly on the floor of the house. I will lobby the executive arm of Government to achieve this as well as my colleagues to ensure my projects are passed. Thereby attracting State presence in my constituency.
5. Fifth, I will be sponsoring relevant bills (People centered) that will improve the quality of life of Demsa people.
6. Sixth, my constituency projects will be traceable, visible, valuable and useful to all our people in Demsa.
7. Seventh, I will use my office to ensure the protection of the rights to freedom and liberties of my constituents.
I am passionate about whatever I do. I will not fail our people. My election will promote transparency & accountability in governance. It will bring progress and development to our constituency. My tenure will impact positively on the majority of our people.
Together we will change the narrative.
I call on all our people to vote for me as i consider myself the best of all the candidates.
MY PACT WITH THE PEOPLE OF DEMSA
NAME: Martins Yanatham Dickson
POLITICAL PARTY: All Progressives Congress (APC)
INTENDED ELECTION OFFICE: Member, Adamawa State House of Assembly (ADHA)
CONSTITUENCY: Demsa Constituency
PREAMBLE: Born into the family of Mr and Mrs Dickson Galadima, Martins hails from Bamburu village in Borrong ward of Demsa Local Government Area.
Holder of a B.Tech (Hons) from then Federal University of Technology Yola, now, Modibbo Adama University (MAU),
Certificate on Strategic Communications and Public Relations from the International School of Communications Dubai,
Comprehensive Media Training program by A24 Media in Kenya,
Advanced Practical Radio and Television Journalism United States Embassy,
Certificate in Communication for Development by UNICEF and several other certificates with reputable organisations such as the United Nations.
Martins has grown in leaps and bounds in his chosen career of Broadcasting and Journalism which has seen him operate both at the National and International platform. He was Special Assistant to the Adamawa State Governor on Press & Media Affairs.
The name Martins Yanatham Dickson has become synonymous with integrity, courage, justice, equity,commitment, passion and patriotism.
Martins Yanatham Dickson is running for the office of Member representing Demsa constituency at the Adamawa State House of Assembly come 2023.
VISION: To provide legislation that is proactive and solution based, aimed at improving the quality of life of the people of Demsa Local Government Area.
MISSION: To work tirelessly in the pursuit of the overall purpose and objectives of the All Progressives Congress providing legislation and robust representation for the common good of the people of Demsa Local Government Area which will position Demsa on the path of growth and development in both physical infrastructure and human capital development.
When voted into office Martins Yanatham Dickson will trigger legislation that will transform Demsa especially in the critical areas of enacting laws towards peaceful and harmonious coexistence, job creation, provision of infrastructure, education, healthcare and Agriculture.
It hurts to imagine that a Local Government Area such as Demsa that is richly endowed in manpower and natural economic resources is still left behind in economic and infrastructural development. All help must come, and it has come through Martins Yanatham Dickson.
The areas in which Martins’ representation will give priority includes, legislation aimed at:- Reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality amongst the people of Demsa Local Government Area. Sports development- Reengineering the economic life of Demsa residents is a must, especially now that resources are dwindling due to the fall in oil prizes globally.
My election and subsequent representation will change the fortunes of Demsa Local Government in Agribusiness, the viable and numerous potentials of the local Government in Agriculture will be vigorously pursued by me in proposing and influencing legislation that will bring about establishment of small and medium scale industries aimed at absorbing the youths and women.
Demsa has abundant raw materials and arable land for Tomato blending company, rice mill, and fishery in industrial scale.- Adequate provision of functional infrastructure which will include but not limited to job creation, provision of potable water, roads, and skills acquisition.
These are critical areas that my representation will focus on, ensuring progress and growth.
Ensuring an effective and efficient healthcare delivery is one of my priorities, I will vigorously sponsor Bills and pursue legislation that will:
a. Strengthen primary healthcare infrastructure and facilities for Demsa
b. Coordinate safe medical care in all rural communities in Demsa
c. Decentralize healthcare responsibilities through legislation
d. Reduce maternal and child mortality in Demsa rural communities and also to
e. Ensure available cost effective treatments to all patients.
Having benefited from education, I do not underestimate the benefit of education to Demsa people with special focus on the youths, it is the catalyst and stimulus for driving planned socio-economic development initiatives, my representation will propose legislation that will ensure:
I. Early childhood development
II. Ensure that every child is able to attend a good local school within Demsa communities.
III. Improve the quality of teaching and learning
IV. Improve literacy level, school enrollment and better access to education for every girl child in Demsa.
The challenges are enormous but my virtues which include focus, courage and determination are sure pointers to the capacity needed to surmount these challenges and bring about a prosperous, glorious and envious Demsa Local Government Area.
There is no reason why Demsa Local Government Area should remain stagnant, lacking infrastructure and conducive environment for its people to thrive in their various chosen careers and life endeavors.
It is with this consciousness that Martins Yanatham Dickson intends to represent Demsa at the Adamawa State House of Assembly come 2023, making it the pride of not only its citizens, but the pride of Adamawa State and the pride of the Nigerian Nation.
This is my pact with the people of Demsa Local Government Area.
God Bless Demsa Constituency (Demsa Local Government Area)
God Bless Adamawa State
God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Martins Yanatham Dickson