Governorship Candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke has decried the abject poverty pervading the state despite its abundant natural resources vowing to turn around the fortunes of the state if he assumes office as governor next year.
Oke, who gave this assurance while inaugurating his Campaign Team in Akure, the state capital at the weekend, assured the people that he has put in place a well thought out programme that he would employ to revamp the economy of the state and make the people the cornerstone of his administration when he is sworn-in in February next year.
In a statement signed by the Chairman, Media and Publicity of the Olusola Oke /Ganny Dauda Campaign Organisation, Mr Bisi Kolawole, the governorship hopeful, who described the AD as movement resolute to form the next government after its victory at the November 26, 2016 election,said it was inexplicable with what God has endowed the state with, the people still wallow in abject poverty, deprivation and want.
His words: “This poverty in the midst of plenty and the glaring ineptitude of those in power is unacceptable. We want to change this, we want to bring in a new order, we want to bring in a new vision, we want to make our people happy and bring joy into the lives of all and sundry in Ondo State. We will revamp our economy, we will make our traditional rulers happy, make our people the cornerstone of our programme and empower our youths to benefit from the abundant recourses that abound in Ondo State.”
While charging the 700-man Olusola Oke/Ganny Dauda Campaign Committee, which has Mr Bola Ilori as its Director General to brace up for the task ahead by being focused and eschew infighting and bickering, Oke urged them to be real change agents in their actions and commitment to the what he termed: ‘The New Ondo Vision’.