By Samuel Faleya, Akure
Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke has promised to give priority attention to the rural dwellers and agricultural development if elected in the November 26 election. Oke, who said rural dwellers have great roles to play in ensuring food sufficiency in the state, said the AD government would make life conducive in rural areas across by executing first class rural development policies and provision of necessary infrastructures.
The governorship candidate who spoke at Irese, Ikota, ijare, Ibulesoro, Ero and Ipogun during his campaign tour of Ifedore Council area,lamented the neglect and lack of infrastructures in the rural areas despite their role in food production and supply chain.
Oke said the need to ensure good living condition and environment for rural dwellers is a policy thrust of the AD, promised the rural communities good access roads, water supply, electricity, healthcare facilities and storage faciilities.
The AD governorship candidate, while assuring of restoring prosperity to the state and its people, said development of the rural areas was necessary in driving the need to boost agriculture and agri-business being mainstay of Ondo economy.
Oke told the gathering at Ilara Mokin and Igbara Oke that the main reason he is aspiring to govern the state is the need to restore prosperity to the land and its people.
He lamented that the present Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state had reversed all traces of development and left the people impoverished and yearning for alternative.
Oke, who described the AD as the much desired alternative, said he had the required experience to turn the present sorry situation of the state around.
He promised to revive of the moribund industries in the state and as well revisit the Olokola and Deep Seaport projects to attract viable investors and as well establish medium scale industries in the three senatorial districts of the state.