A note from Tunde
Conservatives in Edmonton-Whitemud know that they will be in for a fight in the next election. The NDP received over 57% of the vote last time. Conservative unity will help, but it will not be enough on its own to get us to the victory line. We will need to grow our support by attracting former NDP supporters, newcomers to the area, and people who have stayed home in the past.
I am running to be your Member of the Legislative Assembly because I am ready to build our Conservative coalition, attract newcomers, and take the fight to the NDP. I have strong conservative values and professional experience. For me, it starts now. I will door knock constantly from now until election day and meeting with various stakeholders in the riding in order to ensure that we win in 2019.
Tunde is an accounting, finance, and project management professional (CPA, CGA, CIA, PMP) with a background in accounting and a master’s degree in Finance. His progressive career experience spans both the private and public sectors.
Tunde was a leading Edmonton organizer for the federal Andrew Scheer leadership campaign. He was part of a group that was recognized for selling the largest number of memberships in Alberta. He was also an early supporter of provincial conservative unity and was active on the Jason Kenney UCP leadership campaign.
Tunde was born in Nigeria and came to Canada in January 2012. He defines himself as a proud, patriotic, unhyphenated Albertan and Canadian. His love for Alberta and his commitment to preserving our values and freedoms are the reasons why he is running.
Tunde believes that the challenges we face can be addressed through firm fidelity to conservative principles – low taxes, strong families, and choice and flexibility in our public services. We can provide more and better healthcare and educational facilities, for example, if we build effective partnerships between the public and the private sector.
Tunde has a notable history of service to the community. He is actively involved with the Rhema Food Bank and has also volunteered with Edmonton Mennonite Centre for newcomers and the ASSIST Community Services Centre. He is also an active member of his church.
Tunde values honesty, trust, accountability, and open communication. He is happily married to Yemisi, and they have four children, ages nineteen, sixteen, fourteen and nine.