Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advanced reasons why its candidate, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu should be elected.
The party in a statement on Thursday by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena said with Akeredolu’s impressive performance in his first term, he deserves another term to complete the good works.
Using the last Edo Governorship election as a benchmark, the APC noted that the task before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and our security services is to ensure that valid votes count and the safety of the electorate is guaranteed.
The APC alleged that it is well aware of the plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to criminally influence the outcome of the October 10 Ondo Governorship election through undemocratic tactics.
It however vowed to be on guard to prevent this, stating that the will of the electorate must prevail.
The statement listed some of the achievments of the Akeredolu administration under the APC to include: “In critical sectors such as education, healthcare delivery, infrastructure development, security, youth empowerment and industrialization, Governor Akeredolu is positively redefining governance in Ondo State.”
“Within 3½ years, Governor Akeredolu administration has taken Ondo state from zero to eight functional industries; worked on over 403 kilometers of roads; renovated 660 schools; rehabilitated 1928 rehabilitated boreholes providing portable water; generated over N2.2 billion internal revenue, representing 300% improvement from previous administration; cleared seven months salary backlog owed workers by his predecessor; upgraded the state’s security apparatus which has also benefited the South West zone and neighbouring Niger Delta states; ensured judicious use, probity and accountability of the state’s resources and ensured even spread in the allocation of state resources and projects.”
“Governor Akeredolu’s administration has attracted multi-billion naira local and foreign direct investments to the state creating massive employment and boosting the state’s economy; signed into law, a contributory health insurance scheme which has enabled all classes of people in the state access to affordable health care services; successfully domesticated and is implementing the diversification and agriculture drive of the APC government through training, capacity building and a Public Private Partnership which is gainfully engaging thousands of farmers and allied service providers.”
The APC while thanking its supporters, members, and leaders, urged the Ondo Electorate to come out en masse and vote for its candidate on Saturday.
Source: Naija News