The Okun Youth Peace Ambassadors, calls on Hon. Victor Adewale Omofaiye to contest the 2023 Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu House of Representative election.
Hon. Omofaiye who sought a second term ticket for the States House of Assembly in the 2019 election but bow to pressure and loyalty to his principal, Governor Yahaya Bello at the last minute not to run is whom the cap fits.
The group made the call in a statement issued by the national coordinator and the secretary, comrade Benjamin Olu Atitebi, a dual citizen of both Kabba-Bunu and Ijumu and comrade Eniolorunda Samuel, on Saturday in Kogi west headquarters Kabba Kogi state.
The Okun Youth Peace Ambassadors, through comrade Benjamin Olu Atitebi and Eniolorunda Samuel, hing their appeal to Omofaiye to contest, based on his popularity, acceptability, prudency and accessibility to the grassroots.
They said having seen Omofaiye performed with little, they have no doubt about his ability to represent well and surpass his earlier records and that of others as a quality representative if supported and given the chance.
The statement reads in part: “ Hon. Omofaiye, a former Councillors Ekinrin-Adde ward in Ijumu LGA and a former Kogi State’s House of Assembly Chief whip and presently a serving Commissioner for Environment Kogi state, has changed politics from transactional to transformational thereby presenting himself as a servant-leader to his people.
It is pertinent to note that Ade Omofaiye is not only honest and transparent but also humble, selfless and vigorous when it comes to representing his people.
Having carried out our opinion poll, we understand that Hon. Ade Omofaiye is the best hand to represent Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu.”
Comrade Atitebi, however, reiterated his earlier appeal to H.E Alh Yahaya Adoza Bello and all the stakeholders in APC to zone Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu house of reps ticket, to Ijumu arin, Ijumu LGA in the spirit of fairness, justice, equity and rotation.
The secretary of the group Mr Eniolorunda Samuel pointed out that Hon. Victor Adewale Omofaiye is one of the strongest believer and loyalist of the GYB Family. He further said that no one believes more than Omofaiye that the capable and youthful hands of Governor Yahaya Bello are what and whom Nigerians need as their president in this trying and overwhelming security times.
It will be in the best interest of the people of Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu constituency, in the spirit of fair play, to allow a shift in who represents the area in the house of reps to avoid dominance and monotonous rule by a section.