A leading aspirant for the Ikorodu Constituency 1 seat of the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform of the ruling, All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon Toyin Shakir Gafar, a.k.a Bolowotan has explained that his foray into the murky waters of politics is meant to better the lots of his immediate constituents.
Hon Gafar gave this indication while responding to questions from the duo of Omo’ba ’Peju Akinyemi and Ololade Kujore on the ‘Ikorodu Shadow Primary’ Show on Ikorodu Oga Radio recently. He stated that, his political aspiration is meant to give opportunity to a wider spectrum of Ikorodu people to have a feel of his ability to put smiles on the faces of people.
Speaking, Hon Gafar explained that’ ‘my desire to better the lot of people within my immediate environment is the reason behind my decision to join politics’.
When asked why he chose to leave his comfort zone in the corporate sector for the murky waters of Nigerian politics, compared to the corporate environment, where he has been operating for over 23 years, Hon Gafar said, ‘when responsible people refuse to take responsibility in politics, irresponsible people will continue to hold sway’ he said.
He added that, with his RED Pact campaign strategy, he would effectively make a difference by renewing the lost hopes of the youth, women and girl-child within the Ikorodu constituency 1
Similarly, Bolowotan also debunked rumours making the rounds that he is the anointed candidate of Hon Babajimi Benson, Member House of Reps, Ikorodu Federal Constituency. He blamed the rumour on mischief-makers who are capitalizing on his over 35 years relationship with Mayor Deen Sanwoola who happens to be the Director-General of the I-Care Foundation to cause disaffection within the party.
He however added that he enjoyed a robust relationship with Hon Jimi Benson, as well as other aspirants contesting with him within the APC fold in Ikorodu Constituency 1.