Okusitino has lived in West Auckland for all of his life. He attended Kelston Boys’ High School from 2013 – 2017 and was a senior prefect there. He was also elected as the student representative on the school’s Board of Trustees.
After graduating high school, Okusitino was awarded a Pacific Peoples Entrance Scholarship at Otago University to study a Bachelor of Arts, to major in Political Science and International relations.
In the end, he did not accept that scholarship, and decided instead to attend the Auckland University of Technology and to study Event Management. In 2017, he was honoured to be elected to the Whau local youth Board, and served in that role for two years.
Okusitino has always had a passion for politics from a very young age. He joined the New Zealand National Party in 2014 and held a number of significant roles in the Kelston electorate. He served as the policy chair between 2014 and 2017 in the Kelston committee, and gained a lot of political experience from serving in those roles. He always considered himself to be a conservative-leaning National supporter.
The reason why he decided to make the move to New Conservative was because he has always believed that family values are important. He believes New Conservative is the only party to have the confidence to stand up and promote family values.
“I want to see a party that has a plan that will work for all New Zealanders, not just a wishlist like we see with the status quo, and I believe New Conservative is the best party for the job.”
“While it’s true that some funding is needed to solve some of our significant issues, I am tired of seeing money being thrown at problems with the assumption that money alone will solve them.”
“If a plan is not well thought out, whether it be education, law and order, health, infrastructure, or anything else, that plan cannot succeed, regardless of money or good intentions.”
Okusitino believes New Conservative has its investment priorities right, because they aim to invest into better social outcomes for New Zealand. He looks forward to doing his part in helping deliver those outcomes in the Te Atatū electorate.