ADC to transform state with mechanised farming
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) yesterday kicked off its campaign in the ancient town of Ile Ife, promising to transform the state and better the lot of the residents.
Candidate of the party, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, told the crowd at the rally held at Enuwa square in front of the Ooni of Ife palace that the ADC would embark on mechanised farming as part of practical measures to revamp the economy and create employment for youths.
The one time Secretary to the State Government expressed displeasure with the state of education and health in the state, promising to reverse the ugly trend if the people cast their votes to enable ADC form government.He took a swipe at the ruling party in the state for allegedly causing high level of poverty and hunger among the populace, urging the citizens to vote out the government in the forthcoming election.
Akinbade advised people at the rally to ensure they obtain their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) before the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) expires, and should not sell them to desperate politicians.
A national leader of the party and former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, lamented the prevailing situation in the land, calling on the citizens to cast their votes to enthrone the ADC so the party can bring the needed democratic dividends to them.
According to Oyinlola, ADC has good programmes mapped out to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens.To him, government is in place to first ensure good welfare for the citizens before embarking on development projects. He alleged that the current government had inflicted untold hardship on the populace.
The former governor described Akinbade who served under him as secretary to the state government as a man of integrity who has what it takes to administer the state.
Another national leader of the party and former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, noted that alleged maladministration by the APC since it came to power in the south west had negatively impacted the lives of the people.
Ladoja said the ADC would transform the state in all sectors, urging the people to vote for Akinbade “who has the required experience to change Osun for better.”The running mate of Akinbade, Justice Olamide Oloyede (rtd), described ADC as the toast of the masses. He asked them to vote out the current government.Earlier, leaders of the party had paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in his palace.
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