Aviation top shot and astute businessman Otunba Peter Obafemi, is not a greenhorn in Ekiti state politics. Between 1985 and 1988, he owned one of the largest Western Union franchises in New Jersey; United States of America. He was one of the top chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who vied for the Ekiti State number one job before Peter Ayodele Fayose won the ticket and subsequently became the governor of the state in 2013. He expended millions of Naira to actualize his dreams but was left heartbroken and disappointed after he could not clinch the party’s ticket.
His party was in power and had friends in the corridors of power; so he never lost hope. He rejigged his educational experience and also vowed to utilize his connection to the fullest. In actualizing his long-time dreams, he relocated to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), jostling and hustling for a ministerial appointment or a board appointment. Alas, his wish never saw the light of the day. The Great Eagle Airways Limited boss was distraught, shattered and dejected.
Source disclosed that Peter vowed not to give politics another trial again after the whole heart-wrenching experience he went through. Like the proverbial ram that moves back during a fight to bring more firepower; Otunba Obafemi has a new dream and he has once again vowed to pursue his dreams with everything humanly possible.
A close source disclosed that; he would be representing his people at the Upper National Assembly in 2023. As a result, he is currently consulting and seeking the blessings of political gladiators across his constituency for the task ahead.
A cursory look at Obafemi’s journey in life revealed that he started his first business enterprise in 1985 named Budget TV and Appliances Rental Service Store on Central Avenue in East Orange, New Jersey and was a consultant in the opening of Heritage Spas on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, which became the place of choice for discerning customers