In the colourful weave of Edo State politics ahead of the gubernatorial election, a question echoes everywhere; it has evolved into an anthem that resonates across every nook and cranny – “Who is Your Guy?”
This catchphrase, championed by gubernatorial aspirant, Olumide Akpata, transcends mere words; it symbolises unity, inclusivity and a genuine connection with the pulse of the people. It’s about bringing people together, including everyone, and truly understanding what matters to them.
As the streets buzz with anticipation, market women, the backbone of Edo’s commerce, find solace in the familiar refrain of “Who is Your Guy?” For them, it’s not just a question; it’s a promise. Akpata understands their struggles, advocates for policies supporting small businesses, and envisions economic initiatives that empower the entrepreneurial spirit within the bustling marketplaces.
On campuses and within the vibrant energy of lecture halls, the question reverberates among students. “Who is Your Guy?” is not just a political query; it’s a call to arms for a candidate who champions the aspirations of the youth. Akpata, with a vision for accessible and quality education, becomes the embodiment of a brighter future for the younger generation.
Navigating the neighbourhood streets, the common man reflects on the powerful question – “Who is Your Guy?” In Akpata, they find a leader who understands their daily struggles and, more importantly, is committed to addressing basic needs. From healthcare to infrastructure, the promise is clear: an improved standard of living for all.
In the workplaces, from bustling offices to the hum of construction sites, the working class discusses their preferred political figure, united by the question, “Who is Your Guy?” They seek an aspirant who champions fair labour practices, job security, and economic policies that uplift the working masses – ideals that seamlessly align with Akpata’s promises.
Within the workshops and creative spaces, artisans contemplate the catchphrase. “Who is Your Guy?” is more than a question; it signifies a leader who values craftsmanship, supports small businesses and advocates for policies fostering growth in their industries.
Even among the elite, the question finds resonance – “Who is Your Guy?” The affluent class seeks a political figure who understands economic dynamics, fosters investment, and aligns with their financial interests. In Akpata, they see a partner committed to economic prosperity for all.
In marginalised communities, the question is a beacon of hope – “Who is Your Guy?” The disadvantaged seek Akpata as an aspirant who empathises with their plight, advocates for social justice and pledges to address healthcare, housing, and infrastructure issues in their communities.
Vulnerable and marginalised groups quietly ponder among themselves, “Who is Your Guy?” They seek a leader committed to inclusivity, social welfare, and policies that protect and uplift the most vulnerable members of society.
Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata is seen as a connector to prosperity, growth and in tune with the strategic development of Exo State that benefits all and not a few. His inclusive style means he will be ready and willing to accommodate all in an atmosphere devoid of the rancour that has characterised the current administration. His two visits to all the local governments in Edo State signals a man who is in tune with the needs of the people and a listening leader.
In choosing “Who is Your Guy?” as the heartbeat of his campaign, Olumide Akpata has woven a narrative that goes beyond politics; it’s a promise of unity. It signifies more than a candidate; it represents a trusted ally who intimately understands the diverse needs and aspirations of Edo State. As the campaign gains momentum, “Who is Your Guy?” becomes more than a question – it’s a resounding affirmation that in Olumide Akpata, Edo State has found a leader truly close to the heart of the people.
. Omoregie, a political analyst wrote from Benin City