I will rebuild PHCs, primary schools in first 100 days as governor ― Adelabu
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, has said he will focus on rebuilding primary health centres (PHCs) and public primary schools in his first 100 days in office as governor.
Adelabu, who has intensified his campaign to the grassroots for the third time, said he has been involved in rebuilding schools as a form of giving back to the society, adding that handing him the mandate as governor would empower him to do the work at a larger scale to reach many more schools and PHCs.
The governorship hopeful told the electorate in Ibadan that PHCs are closest to the people and that their effectiveness will bring healthcare delivery to the masses. He pointed out that healthy people are wealthy people, stressing that his administration would take healthcare delivery as one of the major priorities.
Adelabu also promised to light up Oyo State by embarking on Operation Light Up Oyo in his first 100 days in office. He said major roads in the five zones of the state would enjoy street lights to ease intra-city travels at night and also boost nightlife in the cities and towns across the state.
If elected, the APC candidate also pledged to embark on Operation Zero Potholes in the cities and communities, pointing out that he would ensure that most potholes in the major roads across the state would be filled for improved road usage by residents.
Adelabu (aka Penkelemes) assured voters that he would not let them down in any way, promising to run an inclusive governance system that will address the needs of communities and groups in the society.
He said Oyo State is among the committee of strategic states in Nigeria which should be governed by somebody who has a rich mix of public and private sector experience in Nigeria.
He stressed that as an indigene, he has investments in the state which employed over 500 people, confirming that he has a stake in the state and would not do anything to destroy the state. Besides, the former banker said he has a heritage to protect as a grandson of a notable and respected late Ibadan politician, Sir Adegoke Adelabu (aka Peculiar mess).
He urged the electorate to vote for him and all APC House of Assembly candidates in the March 9 election, stressing that the APC has achievable programmes for the development of the state.
Adelabu added that with the victory of President Mohammadu Buhari on February 23, Oyo State will do well to elect APC candidates in the next election to guarantee a perfect relationship with the Federal Government.