An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and Governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Otunba Demola Popoola, has revealed his desire to officially join the 2022 gubernatorial race.
Popoola said his desire was borne out for his love for the people of the state and his determination to leave an indelible mark in the heart of the people.
He made the call while speaking at the palace of Oba Olufemi Adeniran Ajibewa, the Olorin of Orin Ekiti and the Olorin-in-Council, while he led his supporters in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti state to receive royal blessings for his ambition.
Popoola, who is popularly called ODEP in the political circle in Ekiti and beyond said his primary aim is to make an impact in the lives of Ekiti people by lifting them out of the ravaging poverty, hence greater percentage of the people can live comfortably above poverty level.
He assured the people of giving special attention for youth’s development through organized programmes that can stop restiveness, because according to him, “youth’s population formed a larger percentage of the people”.
He added that “I believe Ekiti State will be better than this and more importantly, we are determined to build on the foundation of the present administration in the state.”
The Governorship hopeful, noted that there is a need to engage the youths in productive activities, which is very achievable when assumed office as the Governor of the state.
Receiving his visitors, the royal father led his cabinet to offer royal blessings for the success of the aspirant, while urging him not to derail from his promises when eventually received the support and blessings of the people of the state.