Administering Ondo will be difficult, says Akeredolu

By Samuel Faleye, Akure

Ondo State governor-elect, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has admitted that the task of running the affairs of the state would not be smooth due to the present economic recession.

Speaking in a radio programme monitored in Akure on Thursday, Akeredolu however noted that people’s expectations from him are high because of high level of sufferings.

The governor elected also noted that succour would not come immediately,but people should give his incoming administration between six and seven months for things to start taking shape.

Akeredolu said his administration would provide good governance,be fair to all and sundry and meet up the expectations of the people within the limit of the state’s resources.

He said, “All those who will work with me should tight their belts,because the cost of running government will be reduced to the barest mimimum,we are running a focused government directed at the peoples’welfare.

“We have our own blue-print,I do not believe in falling into the gallery,we will set up a committee to bring us the best,we want to marry the ideas of other governorship candidates to offer us proactive governance.

He disclosed that the APC has five cardinal programmes to be pursued by his administration,stressing that agriculture, industrialisation, massive infrastructural development especially in the rural areas would be prioritised.

Akeredolu said, “We will have compact roads in the rural areas that had been neglected for long, people should hold us to provide accessible healthcare delivery.”

He particularly noted that the AD governorship candidate,Chief Olusola Oke and his Campaign Director,Bola Ilori were no more members of the APC.

However, he exonerated the runner-up in the shadow election,Segun Abraham,saying, “We will discuss with him because many of his supporters worked for our victory,he remains a solid member of the APC.”

Akeredolu promised to establish Coastal Area Agency to complement the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission(OSOPADEC) for the development of the riverine communities,where he said the resources of the state is embedded.

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