The Oasis Reporters
August 29, 2018
…As Adagunodo Promises Retention of new Area Councils
The gubernatorial flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has unveiled his six point agenda for the good governance of the state, describing his governance agenda as people – Centered.
Addressing an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at the party secretariat in Osogbo, Adeleke said Osun has suffered enough from the hands of the All Progressive Congress, APC government and their cronies, emphasizing that his agenda is designed to bring succor to the suffering masses.
After series of prayers from Muslims and Christian clerics, the state chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo declared that the PDP when elected into governance will not dissolve the newly created local Council Development Authorities and Area Councils, assuring that the PDP government will strengthen the local government system by bringing government closer to the people.
“Our government will not throw the baby away with the bath water. We are not going to dissolve the new councils. We will strengthen the system as government needs to be closer to the people. Don’t listen to their lies. Vote for the PDP and send the exploiters packing on September 22”, the party chairman charged Osun people.
Flanked by the party chairman, Honourable Soji Adagunodo and his running mate, Prince Albert Adeogun alongside the Director General of the Campaign team, Akogun Lere Oyewumi, the PDP candidate said his mission is to transform Osun into a state that works for all of it’s citizens.
Senator Adeleke spoke further on his agenda: ”I have a vision of “a state where our people can afford a decent living; a state where government workers work with pride and dignity and are paid regularly and promptly; a state where the opportunities to grow and thrive will be accessible to every son and daughter of Osun State.
“A state where mother and child will receive good quality healthcare and our aged/ elderly receive the adequate care they deserve; a state where our students rank as some of the brightest and best in Nigeria, educated by highly competent and motivated teaching staff; a state where our farmers are truly kings (AGBE LO BA), benefitting from the fruits of their labour, producing good quality farm produce, using government provided high yield seeds, trees, land, farm implements and inputs including fertilizers.
“A state where every corner is connected by a web of good road infrastructure; state that is economically buoyant with productive/gainfully employed youths; a state that will prioritize spending on people impact projects that will improve the welfare of her citizens instead of building wasteful monuments; a state with zero tolerance for corruption”, he told the public and party leaders and members.
Adeleke who was presented to the party members by Hon Adagunodo said his declarations are not “mere election promises but responsible acts that are morally right, just, equitable and deserving by our people, emphasizing that his social contract with the people are his six point agenda.
He spoke further on the six point agenda:
“1.Economic Rejuvenation through Debt restructuring, stimulation of local economy and Investment drive in a safe operating environment;
2.Agricultural revolution to provide : Affordable Food for All; Local Wealth Creation – “Agripreneurs”, Market Linkages – (Produce bulk buyers & Agric Value Chain Development & Processing Centers);
Effective Agric Input Services – (High yield inputs, Land, Equipment & Fertilizers);
Farmers Micro Credit Scheme.
3. Restructured educational system that Delivers Improved Qualitative Education.
4. Improved workers’ welfare and conditions of service (Prompt payment of salaries, benefits & emoluments, Training & development)
5. Improved health care delivery with motivated and equipped health workers .
6. Improved road and water infrastructure to cover hitherto ignored parts of the state.
Top party leaders who graced the occasion include members of the State Working Committee, members of the state Elders Council, the 30 local government chairmen of the party, members of the State Campaign Committee, leaders of the party from across the state as well as former governorship aspirants of the party.