By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
The Governorship Candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke at the weekend decried the abject poverty pervading the State despite its abundant natural resources. He vowed to turn around the fortunes of the State when he assumes office as Governor next year.
Oke gave this assurance while inaugurating his Campaign Team in Akure, the state capital.
He assured the people that he has put in place a well thought out programme that he would employ to revamp the economy of the State and make the people the cornerstone of his administration when he is sworn-in in February next year.
According to a Press Statement signed by the Chairman, Media and Publicity of the Olusola Oke /Ganny Dauda
He said it was inexplicable with what God has endowed the State with, the people still wallow in abject poverty, deprivation and want.
His words: “This poverty in the midst of plenty and the glaring ineptitude of those in power is unacceptable.
“We want to change this, we want to bring in a new order, we want to bring in a new vision, we want to make our people happy and bring joy into the lives of all and sundry in Ondo State.
“We will revamp our economy, we will make our traditional rulers happy, make our people the cornerstone of our programme and empower our youths to benefit from the abundant recourses that abound in Ondo State.”
Oke, while charging the 700-man Olusola Oke/Ganny Daud
He urged them to be real change agents in their actions and commitment to the what he termed :The New Ondo Vision.
“So, go out there to the nooks and crannies of Ondo State and preach the gospel of a New Ondo State, a place where the good of the people shall be the cornerstone of governance.
“What we bring to our people is hope. We shall, by the grace of God replace visionless with vision; hopelessness with hope, want and deprivation with abundance.
“We are confident of winning and we shall be the instruments God want to use to bring about the change for a new Ondo State,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the AD Flagbearer disclosed that his campaign would kick off at Ondo East local Government area of the State today to meet with the people and intimate them with his programmes of action to take the State back on track.