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Oyetola, Adeleke, Lasun, Ogunbiyi, Omigbodun in debate, reveal plans if elected

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
01 July 2022   |   3:52 am
The candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Osun State July 16, 2022 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke; Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi (Accord Party), Lasun Yussuff ...

Governor Oyetola of Osun. Photo: TWITTER/GBOYEGAOYETOLA

The candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Osun State July 16, 2022 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke; Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi (Accord Party), Lasun Yussuff (Labour Party) and Goke Omigbodun (Social Democratic Party), yesterday, said that the people of the state had been impoverished and there was need to rescue the state from poverty, hunger and under-development.

The governorship candidates spoke, yesterday, during a debate organised by BBC Yoruba held at Aurora Event Centre in Osogbo.

The state governor and candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, said his administration had performed outstandingly by paying full salaries, revitalising primary healthcare centres, construction of roads and provision of security, among others.

Oyetola said his administration would not cease paying full salaries of workers, adding that it would usher in more prosperity for the state.

Adeleke, who stated that he weeps daily because many people are suffering in the state and pensioners are dying owing to inability of government to offset their entitlements, said if elected, he would pay more attention to agriculture, give fertilisers to farmers and offset salary arrears of civil servants and retirees’ pensions. He said the welfare of security agencies, including Amotekun, would be improved upon.

According to Ogunbiyi of the AP, economy and agriculture in the state would be revitalised, promising that he would bring his requisite experience in the private sector to rescue the state.

Ogunbiyi promised to change the economic drive of the state by prioritising agriculture and youth employment instead of waiting for Federal Government’s allocation to run the affairs of the state. He said he would like to give Osun a new beginning.

The candidate of SDP, Omigbodun, said he would devolve technology in fighting insecurity, adding: “I will transform Osun’s economy.

Yussuff of the LP said: “I want to make Osun an economy state and make agriculture a viable economic venture.”

“Within nine months, I will make available N5 to N9 billion to women for them to invest and pay back.

“Insecurity in Nigeria is caused by the constitution. The solution is that the Federal Government should allow states to have their police and control them. The Federal Government should also allow state governments to have control over other functions of the government at the centre as contained in the Concurrent List,” he said.