Commercial activities were literarily shutdown in Ikere-Ekit ,as residents troopedout in their numbers to identify with the political aspiration of one of their own and philanthropist, Hon Henrich Akomolafe.
Akomolafe ,chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) is the party’s candidate for Ekiti South Federal Constituency one .
Artisans, youths, market women as well as friends and well wishers joined the PDP chieftain in a Solidarity Walk which lasted for hours around the major quarters in the community.
Addressing his supporters,Akomolafe expressed joy about the huge solidarity and show of love by his community. He promised not to take the trust for granted,if he is elected into the Green Chamber.
The House of Representatives candidate said that voters would not repeat the mistake of 2019 as they are determined to reject the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the polls in 2023.
Akomolafe also promised to flag off his campaign next week with aggressive enlightenment and sensitization, for people to collect their permanent voters card (PVCs) at the INEC offices in their respective LGAs.
The collection, according to him would enable the people to exercise their franchise in 2023 in electing him and other PDP candidates in the election.
The young entrepreneur cum politician hinted that the election of next year would be determined by the youths who are yearning for an inclusive governance across all levels.
He stated that his decision to join politics and contest for the house of representatives seat was borne of his desire to offer the people quality and responsive representation that would have positive impacts on the socio-economic life of the citizens.
He explained that the economic challenges confronting the nation are enough reasons for the people to reject the APC and support the PDP for impactful governance in all sectors.
“You can see that things are not going well, the economy sector is going down daily and as a business man,I am feeling the pains people are going through; that is the reason I am going into this contest to make a change; people want change and I am ready to offer myself for the task of bringing impacts in governance to the people.
” I am ready to make impact and if the APC government are doing well, you won’t see people around for this walk, people are tired. PDP is ready to win from the presidential candidate down to the House of Assembly seat , because citizens are tired of the maladministration of the APC.” Akomolafe said .
While calling on the youths, women and the aged to support his quest to represent the constituency in 2023, he promised when elected to initiate bills and motions as well as empowerment programmes that would have direct impact on residents.
According to him, ” There are a lot of young people fighting and looking for ways to participate in government and as a 30-year-old man that is contesting for House of Representatives seat in 2023, you can see that it is time youth take their rightful place in the society.
” We want to be represented and you can see that I have shown my capability over the last few years and my people are in love with me considering the huge crowd we witnessed during this solidarity walk.
” We have created an initiative to enlighten the people from every ward on the need for them to go and get their PVCs for them to vote because you can’t vote and effect the needed change without having your voters card, ” he said.
Speaking, a PDP chieftain and former House of Assembly member, Wale Ayeni who commended the people for trooping out in solidarity for the PDP candidate, expressed optimism that he would be victorious in next year’s poll.