2023: Ex-US Army Officer Emmanuel Gbogi joins Akoko Assembly race, hails Akeredolu’s Concept on Amotekun

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Security Expert, Emmanuel Gbogi, has joined the race to represent the people of Akoko Southwest Constituency at the Ondo state House of Assembly during the 2023 general election.

While interacting with some Online media including SUNSHINETRUTH in Akure, Gbogi said the people of his constituency deserve better deal than they are currently experiencing, but commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for his giant strides in meeting people’s needs despite economic downturn confronting the world since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

The Assembly Hopeful who graduated from old Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (OSUA) now Ekiti state University, before travelling abroad to work with the American Army, said he had been impacting on his people at home over the years.

The former US Army man, said he returned home to further assist his people by using his global influence for the youths, warned against buying Okada for youths or organising local games as empowerment.

Emmanuel Gbogi said, “I came back to this country to serve my people in continuation of what my Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had been doing. If you look around, Akeredolu is doing wonderful jobs and that is why I said I wanted to support him, he is doing what the good people of Ondo needs and no governor in this state has done what this man is doing in the areas of developmental projects.

“For us to move forward in this state, all hands must be on deck, everyone must contribute his own quotas. I have contributed my own quotas to the American Government and time has come now to contribute my own quotas to Nigeria, in particular, Ondo state and that is why I said I wanted to contest for the House of Assembly, Akoko South-West Constituency 1 in order for me to be more closer to my people in continuation of what governor is doing in the state.

On the incumbent House of Assembly member representing Akoko South-West Constituency 1, Olugbenga Omole, Gbogi said, “he is doing his best, but his best is not enough. So, there must be a change of hands for the betterment of our people in Akoko southwest constituency 1.  I’m going to the House of Assembly to correct his lapses and move forward.”

While speaking on what he is going to do differently at the House of Assembly, Gbogi said, “I’m going to invest on my people, not to be giving them money. The major thing I’m going to tackle there is to invest on the youths, to take good care of their educational system, not buying them okada and saying that you are empowering them. You put them where they can develop their talent.

“You sponsor them out of the country to go and develop their brain, talent and they will come back to develop the society not organizing ‘Ayo Olopon’ game or one football match for them in Akoko and saying you are empowering people, I’m going to take them out of the country. I am not a politician that will start distributing okada, I’m not going to give money to anybody to vote for me but I’m going to invest in my people because we are very intelligent in Akoko.”

“The good people of Akoko know what the governor has done and that is why they called me to come home to serve them. They said they need someone who can listen to them so that Mr Governor can do more developmental projects for them.

“Akeredolu has not disappointed me at all, I have been supporting him since before he contested his first time, i supported his election but i have never lobbied for any political office. I am happy he is doing well. I want to join him in developing the state through a robust Assembly.

“I had been doing so many things for my people, paying students WAEC fees, doing empowerment programmes among others.”

Gbogi, a security expert who also spoke on Amotekun Corps said, “kudos to Governor Akeredolu for what he has done, he knows the importance of security and that is why he fought rigorously for the establishment and legalizing of Amotekun in the Southwest and that is why we enjoy peace in Ondo state. Akeredolu is securing the state.

“I’m not preaching the gospel of Akeredolu, but I’m preaching the good things he has done for the good people of Ondo state.

“The job of legislature is to checkmate the Executive, So for me now, Arakinrin Akeredolu is doing well and that is why I am preaching the good things he has done and if he has derailed, I’m not going to be talking about him now; and that is why I want to contest for the House of Assembly seat, to support his efforts,” Gbogi said.

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