ADC candidate promises to tackle hunger, poverty
• Group pledges support for party
Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Fatai Akinbade, has pledged to tackle hunger and poverty in the state, if elected.He expressed concern about the inability of the state government to pay workers salaries, as well as pensions and gratuities.He promised to correct the situation as soon as the ADC is voted to power.
In a statement yesterday, Akinbade acknowledged the perseverance of the citizens and “induced hardship by the authorities” on the people.The candidate said the ADC would form a people-oriented government that would put smiles on their faces.He stressed that anywhere in the world, a responsible government exists to ensure improvement in the living condition of the citizens.He added however, that this should not be abandoned at the expense of other developmental projects.
“ADC as a party will not abandon the lots of the citizens on the pretence that we want to execute capital projects. We will ensure that the peoples’ welfare comes first before any other consideration.”“Our party values human capital development, the people will live to enjoy a state devoid of government-induced hardship. ADC government will put an end to poverty, hunger and joblessness that are ravaging the land,” he said.
Akinbade explained that the basic essence of a good government is to ensure that people live in good condition to contribute to development of the society. “We will guarantee this, if the ADC is given the mandate to form government,” he said.He said God would not change the condition of the people, as long as they do not adopt change.
Meanwhile, a group, Obokun Women Forum (OWF) has pledged support for the deputy governorship candidate of the ADC, Retired Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede. The forum gave the assurance at an interactive session with the candidate during a familiarisation tour of Obokun Local Council Area.The group’s spokesperson, Mrs. Taiwo Agboola, promised that they would mobilise women and other eligible voters to support he party.She urged the women to commence house-to-house campaign for the party, while promising an all-inclusive administration, if they win the election.