BY DAMILOLA LAWRENCE
The All progressives Congress candidate for the Ekiti North Federal Constituency 1, Akin Rotimi, has launched his campaign manifesto and website as a means to engage constituents on his vision ahead the upcoming election.
The manifesto contains his legislative agenda, which he said would focus on healthcare, education, gender equality, social protection, security, and foreign policy.
It also includes a view into his agenda for interventions in the constituency in the areas of healthcare, education, economic empowerment, infrastructure, social security, and security.
In a statement on Wednesday, Rotimi explained that the website has many exciting features including a suggestions box, and a job bank where young constituents can provide their details.
He said, “We succeed when opportunity meets preparedness which is why we are creating this database of job seekers that will be a valuable resource for the upcoming Akinọmọ Akin Constituency office to work with, to get our youth jobs when by the grace of God and your support we earn the mandate. We are prepared to hit the ground working from Day 1!
“More so, we are nurturing a collective movement to get all stakeholders involved in aggressively tackling unemployment. Influential indigenes of our communities and other stakeholders would have access to the database and participate in the collective task of getting jobs for our young people,” .
Through the website, he said, he would engage the constituents to complement ongoing consultations across stakeholder groups in the constituency.
“Our manifesto and website are being made available to complement ongoing engagements at the grassroots. The same way we are listening to our people during our daily tours, is the same way we are providing other constituents the opportunity to read about our plans and reach us with their suggestions via the website.
“The consistent theme that runs through our online and offline engagements is that we need all hands-on board to develop the constituency. Our mission is to mobilize all stakeholders into a movement to deliver sustainable development in all communities in Ikole and Oye local governments,” he said.
On his part, the Director General of Akin Rotimi Campaign Organization, Hon. Reuben Awoyemi, said the manifesto was released to give the constituents insight into what the candidate would do if elected during next year’s election.
“With about four months to go to the general election, we are excited to unveil our manifesto and website, which is unprecedented, and which is the basis for holding the candidate accountable when he wins the election and assumes office.
“This is a testament to the level of preparedness and intellectual capacity of the APC candidate for Ekiti North 1 (Ikole/Oye) federal constituency, as the type of emerging transformational leader that Nigeria needs at this time in the national assembly.”