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We’ll not forget Omolafe ”Expensive” — Falade, Akure NNPP Reps candidate

Late Hon. Adedayo Omolafe
By Julius Toba-Jegede
Hon. Omoniyi Falade, the House of Representatives Candidate for Akure North/South Federal Constituency on the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has said that Akure residents will not forget the Late Hon. Adedayo Omolafe, popularly known as ”Expensive”.
Falade made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday ahead of the one year remembrance anniversary of the late politician.
NAN reports that Omolafe who represented Akure North/South Federal Constituency on the the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) died on Aug. 16, 2021, while still in office.
Falade described the late federal lawmaker as  a father to all both within and outside his constituency regardless of political, tribal and religious affiliations.
He said impacts of his leadership qualities are still being much felt by the people, as his former followers  and supporters are preparing to mark his first remembrance anniversary on Tuesday through different programmes in the state capital.
Falade, a media guru and real estate expert, described Omolafe as a free community leader and politician, who rose to the assistance of everyone he met during his lifetime.
He equally recalled the deceased’s  tenure as the Chairman Akure South Local Government Area of the state saying he brought governance to the grassroots.
Falade said: “We the indigenes and residents of Akure are still feeling the passage of our great leader and philanthropist par excellence.
“He died when we needed him most in Ondo State. ‘Expensive’ gave us a great representation at the National Assembly.
“People are still talking about his performance when he held sway as the executive chairman of Akure South Local Government Area.
“He stood out among several political leaders in our state because of the fact that he assisted people of different strata, political parties and tribes.
“He paid school fees of so many indigent students and there were a lot of students and indigent people who were on his scholarship scheme and payroll respectively.
“Late Hon. Omolafe carried out several empowerment programmes in which he gave out working tools and capital to artisans and people to start off and boost their trades.
“All of us still feel his impact among us here even one year after his demise. We will continue to miss him. His style of politics inspired young people like me to delve into politics.
”Now, I am vying for the seat he occupied till his death to build on what he had done for us in Akure North/South federal constituency within the short period he spent in the green chamber.
“Though I am contesting on a different political platform, politics is about the qualities of the candidates rather than the political party.
“I hereby pray for his wife, children and the people of Akure and Ondo State at large that God Almighty will continue to be our comforter.”
Meanwhile, has promised to embark on human capacity development programmes, particularly among the youths and women as well as attracting federal government-sponsored projects to the constituency if elected to the green chambers  in 2023.

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