The factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alli Modu Sheriff, on Monday, maintained that Mr Jimoh Ibrahim remains the candidate of the party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Sheriff, who stated this during the flag off of the faction governorship campaign in Ore in Odigbo local government area of the state, expressed optimism that Ibrahim and the party would win the election.
He explained that the party remained a party to beat in any election in the state, urging all party member to start campaigning for the party and its candidate to ensure victory in the election.
He said: Today, we begin the journey to victory and I will come again on October 23 to close the journey. We present before you the best candidate for the election, a candidate who can turn around the state within his first 100 days in office.
Speaking before receiving the flag from the factional Chairman, Ibrahim pledged to turn around the state positively and assured that all outstanding salaries and pensions of workers in the state would be cleared within his first three months in office.
Ibrahim said his government would initiate innovative programmes for wealth creation and youth empowerment in order to create job opportunities for the youths in the state.
He explained the need to revive the education sector in the state, with a promise that his government would start with the introduction of boarding facilities in 100 secondary schools within his first three months.
He promised to give attention to rural electrification saying all areas without electricity would enjoy the facilities while priority would be given to rural development
Ibrahim lamented the relegation of the traditional institution to the background saying all traditional rulers would be accorded their rightful place, if elected as governor .
“We will also revive Olokola to create jobs for our youths and I promise to take you away from hopelessness, injustices
“During our time we will use your money to develop Ondo state and you will not suffer, your children will go to school without any hindrance. We will pay all outstanding salaries and out smiles on the face of every workers”
The flag off ceremony attracted dignitaries, including other national leadership of the party, while some members of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Alliance for Democracy (AD) joined the party.