Political activities will soon be set in motion as the people of Ondo State will elect another governor later this year.
As an oil producing state, the expectations of the Ondo people have always remained high on rapid transformation of the state in terms of industrialisation, road development, revitalisation of cocoa farming as the main stay of the state’s economy, inflow of local and foreign investments, resuscitation of moribund manufacturing outfits such as Oluwa Glass Company at Igbokoda, the Oil Palm Processing Company at Okitipupa, and provision of qualitative and affordable education, and provision of dividends of democracy to the masses but unfortunately, the Olusegun Mimiko administration could not achieve all these.
Ondo State has continued to be the richest state among 10 states in the country, and it shouldn’t be an Herculean task to make it one of the most developed states in the country.
It is on this note that the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State will avail Ondo people the opportunity to elect another government that will continue from where Dr Mimiko stopped.
For now, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the registration of new voters who have attained the mandatory voting age of 18 years. There is no doubt that the opportunity of this will be taken to improve the low voting trend that has remained the hallmark of election in the state.
- Ayo Joseph
12 Salawu Street,
Iju, Lagos State.