Good day, the good people of the Iwo land.
I’m here again to tell you a little more about myself. What prompted me in volunteering myself to represent Iwo Constituency in Osun State House of Assembly come 2019.
My father was an ordinary man who only hailed from Erinowon Compound, Abilere area. My mother also came from Olaotipin family, Kajola area both in Iwo local government, Iwo, Osun State.
I attended D. C. School Ajangbala Eleha Iwo where my family happily brought me up and my little experience during my primary school days coupled with my recent visitation to the school after 30 years shows clearly that our general environment needed more initiatives to become a big city.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO OFFER?
If the truth must be told, I don’t have the money to give, the resources to circulate handbills and paste big posters around the nook and crannies of Iwo town is yet to be guaranteed because I’m a graduate of over 10 years without a monthly source of income.
However, the only available gift I’ve for everyone in my community is to raise their HOPE to see themselves as a problem solvers. Instead of a burden to the politicians, to see themselves as employment generators. Instead of continuing to rely the on government to give them jobs. Also, to open our community to various opportunities lies in our environment and how we can tap it.
WHERE DO I GET THIS HOPE FROM?
I’m a son of nobody as I’ve said earlier. My experience as a struggler has open my eyes to so many developmental ideas and boosted my creativity even beyond my imagination
I took my breakfast between 10am-12pm. Most of my dinner use to come by 10 pm with a complete omission of the launch. The experience clearly shows that many people are also in the same shoes with me. The passion for that also drove me to this step which I’m confident enough to tell the entire people in Iwo land that I’ll deliver if the opportunity is given to me.
10 YEARS OF UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOT A JOKE
This year makes it exactly 10 years that I left the NYSC. However, not been employed for that period is never a joke. It’s enough for someone to be experienced to serve his people. I’ve suffered and tasted hunger but Almighty God gave me an understanding wife who has played along with me. Kudos to her for her endurance and still believing in me.
During the period of the trial, I’ve done a lot of sacrifice and volunteering services which has been keeping me alive. What I have encountered during the process led to my move to use my gathered experience to contribute to the law process that will favour our community.
Support me if truly our numbers are counted and votes are channelled to the right course. Our numerical strength will chase the old out. It shall be used to bring the inner talents in the youth, empowering our women and enforce discipline on our students in the entire Iwo land.
Before you make your final decision, always remember that I’m a son of nobody but I’ve many things to offer everybody.
ONCE AGAIN, I’M A SON OF NOBODY BUT I’VE MANY THINGS TO OFFER EVERYBODY.
Comr. Ganiyu Maroof, ESV
Aspirant – Member, Osun State House of Assembly