Ondo 2020: Akeredolu advises political class on continuity in governance
• as groups raise re-election funds.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday advised political class especially state governors to sustain developmental projects inherited from their predecessors for the development of their states.
Akeredolu who stated this in Akure, Ondo state capital, at his campaign office in Akure, the state capital where he was presented with N22.5m by all the support groups clamouring for his reelection, said political class must embrace the spirit of continuity in governance.
According to him, political differences should not be allowed to affect the development of the land noting that lack of continuity in governance has continued to be the bane of development.
He noted that most successive administrations always neglect developmental programmes and projects embarked upon by their successors which in turn becomes abandoned projects.
Akeredolu who was presented with N22.5m out of N35m raised by support groups rooting for his re-election for the purchase of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms said his administration had mapped out plans attract more investors in order to usher more developmental projects and also to make the state
He said he will continue to make the state haven for investors, if given the chance in the next election, seeking the support of the people of the state.
Akeredolu stated that when he came on board, all the abandoned projects of past administrations were revisited by his administration and stressed that such will be added advantage for the state.
He said, “continuity is key towards the realization of the projects particularly the seaport project and bitumen. Continuity is key to the completion of the projects.
“Continuity should be our watchword because of past experiences that have to do with the neglect of projects.
“When we came on board, we never neglected uncompleted projects like it was done by some past administration. The Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology and others should be an attestation.”
The governor commended the groups for their trust and faith in him for the fund raised, Akeredolu said that he will continue to place the interest of the people of Ondo State above any other.
On the parts, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye who spoke for the Mandate Group said, “we believe in your mission and vision. We have a governor who will not play politics with the lives of the people of Ondo State.
“The unprecedented performance of the government has been attested to by everyone hence the people of Ondo State are with you,”
Also speaking, the Ibi Giga Ambassadors represented by Alex Ajipe said that “the Aketi agenda has gone beyond a slogan and it is now a movement.
“Your touched all the cardinal programmes that you promised and based on all the criteria we are ready to support and follow you again.
“You are the governor that saw the future and who care for the future generation hence the establishment of the Industrial Hub in the state among others.”
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