The FCT senatorial candidate of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) Kunle Lawal has appointed Isaac Obakpee as the campaign manager for his senatorial ambition.
The young Abuja-based politician, who is nursing the ambition of becoming one of the new faces in the red chamber in 2019 on same platform as Fela Durotoye, made this known to newsmen in FCT Abuja on Wednesday.
The citizen-centric legislative candidate with vast experience in politics having sat on a Party’s national executive council at 36 and worked on revamping the party’s constitution, described Isaac Obakpee as a non-career politician with an insatiable thirst for getting results.
In his acceptance speech as campaign manager, Obakpee expressed confidence that getting Kunle Lawal into the red chamber is doable with the support of the electorates.
“After my meeting with Kunle Lawal, I knew we should be heading for victory and celebrating at the end of the day, if only we all can work effectively as a team by showing commitment to this cause,” said Obakpee while addressing supporters of the ANN senatorial candidate.
“Much sooner than later, we would be be talking more about this commitments; about getting everyone involved.
“I do not need to tell anyone that our candidate, Kunle Lawal is a young man with huge fountain of knowledge in almost all aspects of life. He also has tremendous experiences in the position he aspires for. He is very smart, competent and a very strategic young man who has the entire map of the FCT in his head and as such knows exactly how the FCT should be run to the overall interest & benefits of everyone living in FCT – this is the goal.
“More so, I am so impressed by his proposed bills which are so unique and most importantly they are people-oriented,” added Obakpee.
Kunle Lawal, who will be coming up against incumbent Sen. Phillip Aduda (PDP), Sen. Zaphaniah Jisalo (APC), Esther Audu, (ADC) and Eric lbe (SDP), is proposing to use 80% of his income as senator to execute constituency projects since, according to him, he currently lives comfortably with his family with just about 20% of what a Nigerian senator earns.