The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the forthcoming election in Ondo State, Dr Olu Agunloye, on Wednesday, assured that if elected, he will give priority to the payment of salaries and pensions.
Addressing newsmen at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja shortly after holding consultation with the National Working Committee, Dr Agunloye, a former Minister of State for Power and the pioneer Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), also declared that SDP would profit immensely in the crisis rocking the duo of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Agunloye, who expressed optimism that the people of the state would not vote for political parties or moneybags in the forthcoming election, having realised their antics, said “most of the aggrieved members of both parties and others are already aligning with the SDP because of my personality. The election will be based on personality and integrity.”
On his optimism of the party winning the governorship seat of the state, Agunloye declared that his strength is in God and the people.
Agunloye, who vowed that his administration would ensure prompt payment of salaries, promised to settle arrears of salaries and pensions.
He warned the APC-led Federal Government to stay clear of the forthcoming poll in the state as any attempt to subvert the wishes of the electorate would be an exercise in futility, saying the people were ready to defend their votes.
Also speaking, the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ahmed Isiaq, said up till now SDP was the only party that has been able to choose a credible candidate.