By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The standard bearer for the 2015 Osun East Senatorial District election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Francis Fadahunsi on Monday, 12th January, 2015 boasted that he would defeat the incumbent Senator Babajide Omoworare with wide margin.
Fadahunsi, a retired Assistant Comptroller General of Customs who is jostling for Ife/Ijesa Senatorial District seat in the Upper Legislaative Chamber declared this during a press conference in Osogbo.
According to him, he had the political pedigree to defeat his opponent saying that he had empowered the people of his senatorial district and would do more for them if voted into the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
While insisting that the incumbency of Omoworare would not save him from losing the senatorial seat next month, Fadahunsi said he was selling personality, not incumbency.
He said: “What we (PDP) are selling is personality and not incumbency. Oyinlola was defeated after seven years of his administration. If you do well, you will stay long and if you don’t perform well, the flag will be flagged down for you.
“Omoworare has not achieved half of what I have done for the people of my senatorial district. I will defeat him with wide margin and you (journalists) will see the result.”.
The retired civil servant said he would work towards enacting a bill that would help divert oil money to agriculture thus saving the nation from its present economic hardship.
His words: “I am not going to sleep in the Upper Chamber; whatever that is due to my constituents what is due to them. Osun is dry beacuse our political leaders don’t know how to channel opportunities to the people of the state. So, I will do more when I get there.
“There is no serious bill as regards agriculture; as former chairman of Cocoa. Research Institute, we are working on making a bill on diverting oil money into agriculture.”