Henry Akomolafe emerges PDP Reps candidate for Ekiti south, unveils agenda for constituency
NEWS DIGEST – Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Mr. Henry Akomolafe, has been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to contest for the Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1 seat, in the National Assembly, NASS.
Akomolafe, after emerging unopposed, last week, was cleared by PDP, News Digest learnt.
The House of Representatives candidate noted that his emergence as PDP’s flag-bearer portends good men for the Party.
Akomolafe, who hails from Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti, said, “I am happy that one hurdle has been scaled and our sights are now set on the main election, in February 2023”.
He thanked PDP leaders in the State and his constituency for resisting the temptation to impose an unpopular candidate for the Party.
While speaking further to News Digest in an exclusive interview, the Ikere-born politician, explained that his decision to contest for a Reps’ seat under the banner of the PDP was informed by the appeal of his constituents.
According to him, “The people said, go to the PDP. We can assure you that there is a limited chance of imposition in that party. And under that platform, we can guarantee large-scale support for your aspiration”.
If elected, Akomolafe, said his legislative interests would be geared towards providing quality education, adequate economic opportunities, and also boosting youth development and empowerment.
He said, “When elected, my legislative interests would be geared towards ensuring that we have an education for all, providing adequate economic opportunities, youth Development & empowerment as well as having improved sporting infrastructure.
He revealed that God’s mission for him in the next phase of his life is to ensure that he plays a vital role in rebuilding the “broken walls” in Nigeria.
Henry further disclosed that the current lawmaker in his constituency who chairs the committee on Youth has no bill in the last three years nor has he successfully formulated and lobbied any proposed youth empowerment bill.