USA-based Oluwatoyin Arojoba Afolabi, aspirant of Ekiti State gubernatorial election,under the platform of All Progressives Congress APC has expressed optimism that insecurity,poverty raging in Ekiti State will soon be over.
He stated this yesterday in Abuja while returning his expression of interest form in the party’s national secretariat.
According to him, my goal as the Governor is to make sure that we solve these problems. We put them under control. And we will see what we can do to alleviate any future occurrence of such. Another problem that is kind of mind-boggling is security.
“I know you might say it is all over the country. There are some specific sections in Ekiti that almost every three months, they kidnap people.
“All this security issue is something I will put into priority. There are ways to do things. I have been there for the past 23 years. I know how some of this issues are being handled. Sometimes, they can put an air copter there. There are programs we watch in the USA called the Bad Boys. The government made provision for good aircopter with very good spotlights. Anytime you are being caught in that act they will radio everywhere. And make sure the aircopter is brought to that particular location. And they will be apprehended,” He said.
Responding to questions from journalists on his strategy as a newcomer into politics
Afolabi said, “The challenge starts with the people. I will be going from door to door. Somehow that is the way they do it over there. When Obama came to power, he has not done much of national politics. He was just two years in the Senate. And thereafter through his grassroots efforts they propel him to be the president of USA. So, I believe in my grassroots efforts as well. Nobody has my message.
Furthermore, “They have been there before and they have said something like this and it has never come to pass. So with me being the fresh person coming in with fresh idea, new beginning I think what I am saying is having some impact in their thinking from the poll. The grassroots and elders are working with me,” he said