Edo guber: Aletor promises to fix education, health, roads, others if elected
.Surpassing Alli, Ogbemudia my priority, says Yakubu
An Edo State Labour Party (LP) governorship aspirant, Adolphus Arebanmhen Aletor, has expressed his determination to fix the state if elected in 2024.
Speaking at a press briefing, yesterday, Aletor said he wants to use his experience and exposure to better a lot of Edo people, noting that he has what it takes to win the governorship ticket of the party in the forthcoming primary.
Aletor, who is a financial expert, said: “Having attained the peak of my career within the last 25 years, I realised that I will remain unfulfilled if I do not use my experience and exposure to better the lot of my people. It is no longer news that I am in the race leading to the Edo State Government House in 2024.
“Apart from the sense of fulfillment I will derive from serving my people, the almost non-existence of governance in the state has made my desire to serve an emergency. Edo State, home to many of us from various communities and languages, such as the Binis, Esans and Afemais, has become a shadow of itself, leaving the people to fight daily for survival.
“Though many argue and make justifications for past and current administrations that the issues we face are pervasive, permit me to disagree as I perceive that these issues are self-made for the convenience of the elite.
“In the game of Edo politics, the masses have been excluded and the government detached from reality. The issues in our education sector, health sector, local council administration, infrastructure, especially roads, security of life and property and food security, have brought a lot of untold hardship on the citizens of the state.”
Also, former Chairman of Esan North-East Local Council, and former deputy governorship candidate on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, John Yakubu, on Sunday, vowed to surpass achievements of former governors of the defunct Bendel State, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia (rtd) and the late Prof. Ambrose Alli, if elected governor of the state.
Yakubu assured he would replicate his unprecedented performance as Chairman of the Esan-East Local Council if given the opportunity in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo.