Ibadan-born UI graduate, Dr. Yomi Faparusi has revealed why he wants to become a Senator in the United States in the State of Tennessee on the 3rd of November, 2020.
Faparusi, who is running as an Independent candidate, revealed this during an interview with The Nation.
“I came to the United States as an immigrant. Through hard work, America allowed me to achieve the American Dream. I am running because I want more Americans to achieve the American Dream.
America has been good to me and I am running to serve and give back to America.
“Today, three of the top issues America faces are Healthcare, Economy and Immigration. As an immigration attorney and a licensed physician with a background in public health, I believe I have a lot of practical and life experience that I can bring to the US Senate,” Faparusi said in reaction to a question about the landmark achievements that are making him contest for the seat.
Reacting to a question about how he hopes to resolve the lingering immigration crisis that has specifically bedeviled the Blacks in America, he maintained that two critical questions must be answered.
“We can no longer have this as a wedge issue for both major parties to leverage in every election cycle. These two critical questions must be answered: ‘what do we do with undocumented immigrants already inside the US?’ and ‘how do we stop illegal immigration?’ Promoting legal immigration has to be the foundation: secure our borders and have a working immigration system.
“What that means is that, if elected, I have to be that voice that is missing at immigration debates in Washington DC. I will work across the political aisle to resolve the immigration crisis,” he said.
He went further that his strategy for winning is to sell his message to all Tennesseans and give race his best.
Speaking on his plans for Nigerians in the US, he said,”I want a positive voice for all Nigerians- a Nigerian-American elected to the US Senate. I want to show that you can seek public office as an American of Nigerian or African descent and make a positive impact on the future of the United States and the world as a whole. I want to make being Nigerian-American, a thing of pride again.”