Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Kolapo Kola-Daisi, one of the sons of foremost industrialist and the Bashorun of Ibadan land, Chief Kola Daisi, has declared his intention to contest the Oyo South Senatorial seat.
Kola-Daisi told newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Thursday, that his desire to represent the senatorial district was borne out of genuine intention to make a difference.
The 43-year-old financial expert , who hails from Ita-Baale Olugbode, in Ibadan North East Local Government, assured his constituents of quality representation that would launch the promotion of human capacity through quality education and sustainable development, if voted.
He, also promised to initiate bills to improve the welfare of his constituents.
“I have ambitions, one of which is how we can make this our great state of Oyo, a much better place, how we can make our great country – Nigeria, a much better place. And I do understand that politics is only a subset of how people can make a difference in the society. But, unfortunately, our society is not developed to the level where you can say you want to make a difference without being involved in one way or the other in politics”, he said.
Speaking further, he disclosed that issues of development, education, empowerment of women and youths would be his major focus as a senator.
Kola-Daisi, who is contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said, “government represents 75%-80% of whatever happens in this our country, because policy drives everything. One way or the other, we have to get involved in decision making, so that we can make our state and country; a better place.
While urging the Nigerian youth to brace up and wake up from oblivion so as to harness their population to demand change , he noted that “If 90% of a population is below 50 years, I think its about time as a population, we take matters into our own hands. I understand that politics can be dirty, it can be convoluted, and there is a lot to discourage people from it , but we can’t be discouraged; if we really want to make our state and country a better place. I think there is a lot we can do, there is a lot we can bring to the table, there is a lot we can share from the little experience that we have”, he advocated.