‘My priority is to revive abandoned projects’
The standard-bearer of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Olusola Oke, has promised to revive abandoned projects in the south senatorial district.
He spoke at separate rallies in Okitipupa Local Council areas.
According to him, his government’s priority would be to revive all projects abandoned by the current administration.
He said these neglects had not only left the people impoverished, but impacted negatively on the state’s economy.
He promised that the AD would redress the “deliberate abandonment of the life-transforming projects and amenities in the oil-rich district.”
Oke listed the abandoned projects to include Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Omotoso Power Plant, the cassava processing company at Ikoya, Irele-Ayeka-Okitipupa-Igbokoda-Ugbonla roads.
He also promised to restore electricity to the six local council areas in the area, which have been in total blackout in the last three years.
The candidate expressed worry that Ondo State had become a state of unemployed youths and huge debt burden.
He blamed the current government for the lack of industrial drive and poor road networks across the state.
The candidate added that education would be given priority, while the healthcare delivery system would be centralised for easy access.
He said: “I am driven by my capacity, challenged by the great task ahead and determined with passion to surmount the difficulties.
“I have the experience and the blueprints, as well as the capacity to translate my concern into action for the good of the state and her citizens.”