The governorship candidates of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke on Sunday, expressed his readiness to turn around the state positively, with policies and strategies that would fast track rapid development in the state.
Oke, who spoke through the chairman, Media and Publicity of his Campaign Organisation, Mr. Kolawole Olabisi, gave this assurance during his campaign tour to Oniparaga community in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, noted that the state is endowed with natural and human resources, and pledged to turn around the fortunes of the state within a short period of time.
His words: “What I am promising you, dear good people of Ondo, is a real turnaround of our economy if you give me the mandate to govern this beautiful state of ours. Ondo State is a state generously loved by God. If we look at the resources available to us, we should be leading and be a shining example to others in Nigeria.
“We have in abundance the largest rich human resources in terms of natural resources, human resources, agriculture resources; whatever resources you can imagine that would help the development of a state, they are all there but we are not doing well.
“I believe that given the opportunity to be the governor of Ondo State, I can start to re-direct the development of the state. And the starting point will be to examine what is on ground. I already have the database on what is on ground to utilize what we have to solve the problems confronting us.”
Oke pledged to revamp all the abandoned industries and build new ones to generate employment for the teeming youths and restore confidence of the people.
Oke said that he was offering the people a real change based on their demands, and said, “What Ondo State needs now is a man who has vision, who has ideas, who has the fear of God, who they know and who knows them well and these descriptions fit me.
“I have traversed the entire length and breadth of Ondo State six times, I know all the nooks and crannies; I know their sufferings, I am part of them, for in my entire existence up till now, I have been in this geographical definition of Ondo State without an exit for six months and so I am conversant with their suffering.
“I share their pains and joy, their aspirations and hope and I believe that I have service to render to the people of Ondo State and I will be failing in my responsibilities at this time if I maintain culpable complacency when I can do something.
“The myriad of problems confronting Ondo State today, I believe I can confront and reduce the level of poverty. I can bring about the good old days in Ondo State because of my experience,” he assured.