Ahead the Ondo State governorship election slated for later this year, two aspirants on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Olu Agunloye and Honourable Pius Dawodu, on Wednesday, formally declared their intentions.
Speaking with newsmen separately, at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, both aspirants stated that they were in the race to rescue Ondo State and put it on the right track for the people of the state to get the real dividends of democracy.
The duo vowed that SDP would spring surprises at the poll as it happened when the then relatively new Labour Party candidate, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, defeated the incumbent, the late Dr Olusegun Agagu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was the ruling power at the federal level.
According to Agunloye, a former Minister of Power and Minister of State for Defence, “I’m in the race to make the difference, from the governments of Late Papa Adefarati to the late Dr Olusegun Agagu, to that of Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo State has witnessed many developments, but the state is not where it is supposed to be, we need credibility in the governance of the state.”
Also speaking on his chances of winning the governorship poll, Dawodu said “SDP’s chances are about 75 per cent. We in SPD in Ondo State believe in God and we know that He gives power to whoever He wants. It had happened in the state before and is about to happen.”