Hon. Abayomi Olufemi is a seasonal broadcaster and a grassroots politician who knows where the shoes pinch his people. The very vibrant and eloquent politician is contesting for the Osun State assembly in the forthcoming election.
Recently, Ojutole caught up with Ilesha born broadcaster cum politician after his daily engagement with Owuro la wa, he opened up on his family background, his journey in politics and his ambition in Osun State election and many others.Excerpt.
Ojutole: Can you quickly lead us into your family and educational background?
Hon. Abayomi Olufemi: My name is Hon Abayomi Olufemi, i came from family of Mr Abayomi Olanipekun in Ilesha, Osun State, South West Nigeria.
I attended Zumuratul islamiyah Primary School, later Methodist High school Ilesha and Osun State Polytechnic iree retrospectively.
Ojutole: How did you started your journey in politics?
Hon. Abayomi Olufemi: I began some years ago when my amiable Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, set up a group called ORANMIYAN, that time Ogbeni wanted to contest for governorships post in Osun. That was how it began
Ojutole: Are you seeking for any elected office in the forthcoming general election?
Hon. Abayomi Olufemi: Yes, i want to represent my people in Osun State House of Assembly in 2019 election.
Ojutole: But, you are Lagos based broadcaster, why are you contesting in Osun, instead of where you are based
Hon.Abayomi Olufemi: I told you in our conversations that am from Osun ‘ I spent my time both in Lagos and Osun
Ojutole: And you must have god father and lot of money to throw around because people’s belief is that you must have both god father and cool cash to win election in Nigeria?
Hon.Abayomi Olufemi: I have God and don’t forget does who throw money around what have they achieved is nothing.
Ojutole: What is your manifesto for the people you want to represent in the house
Hon.Abayomi Olufemi: I have a lot, Empowerment /Primary healthy care/job creation for the youths/Small medium loans for the farmers/Education/Open door policy etc.
Ojutole: Under which political party are you contesting?
Hon.Abayomi Olufemi: The leading party, All Progressive Congress, APC.
Ojutole: As a youth, what advice did you have for the youths as the election is coming up?
Hon.Abayomi Olufemi: Get the PVC and vote for the right party, Shun violence.
Ojutole: Finally, how would you rate the government of Aregbesola in Osun state
Hon.Abayomi Olufemi: Brilliant performance