I did not need a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate because I graduated before the scheme. I pay my taxes and I have tax clearances up to date. If you are disqualified on account of that, do you blame the sitting senator?” He boasted that he would coast home to victory as he stands a better chance than other candidates in the zone and that he is not bothered by the noise over the outcome of APC primaries as he has started his local government campaigns in the senatorial district.
“The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has been set up. As far I am concerned, I have started my local governments’ rally. President Muhammadu Buhari will get not less than 90 per cent in Ondo State. I am not new in the field; I am a veteran. Nobody, including the governor, can stop me from contesting. Even the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot stop me from winning. “Don’t forget that I am the Asiwaju of Akoko. I am the number one citizen in Akoko land. I have delivered dividends of democracy to Akoko land and Ondo North. Tunji Abayomi is my friend, but I am going to win hands down. INEC cannot stop me. As long as INEC conducts a free and fair election, I am going to win. Nobody can stop my victory,” he said. The AA senatorial candidate told New Telegraph in an interview that he has a brighter chance than the candidates of other political parties, including Boroffice. His words: “My chance is as good as that of any other person.
“The incumbent cannot stand on my way to the Senate. You must remember that he has been there for eight years and the general assessment is that he is not injured if a new person takes over. The general feeling is that he has tried his best in eight years and we should look in another direction.
“There is no other candidate who can present to the people, the record of commitment to their happiness in terms of making sacrifices. As a human rights activist, I am passionate about the wellbeing of the people. I am an activist, who not only stood up for something, but has made sacrifices for their happiness. I am a competitor with a mission. “Boroffice is not a human rights activist, he never went to jail for the people, he never confronted the military on the strength of belief in freedom. He may have some profile, but these are essential sacrifices without any expectation. “I don’t have a bitter feeling against Boroffice, he is actually a brother, we met some few days ago and some people were surprised about the relationship we enjoy.