Ondo 2016: APC, AD flag off campaign

Two major political parties in next month’s governorship poll in Ondo state election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Alliance for Democracy (AD), on Monday, flagged off their campaigns, with an assurance to reposition the state if elected.

While the APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, enjoined the people of the state to vote for the party in order to join the progressives of the South-West states. Oke promised to tackle decay in the infrastructural facilities in the state.

Speaking during his campaign in Ore, Odigbo local government area, Aleredolu, lamented the decay in the infrastructural facilities in the area despite being the goose that laid the golden eggs.

He said his government would implement people- oriented programmes that would have impact positively on the life of the people of the area, noting that N500bn accrued to the Ondo State Oil-Producing Area Development Area Commission (OSOPADEC) with nothing to show for it.

He stressed the need to vote for APC, saying the state had been marginalised in the scheme of things in the nation because it lacked leaders at the top.

On his part, AD candidate, Oke also lamented the poor state of roads in the state, while he pledged to give priority to agriculture as an alternative to oil in the state.

Speaking in Épé, In Ondo East local government area, Oke assured that his government would embark on massive construction of roads in all parts of the state, in view of the importance o socio-economic development.

Oke told the people that the power for the development of any state rested with them through their votes, urging them to vote massively for AD, to usher in positive development in the state.