Oyo Guber 2015: I Will Put Smile on the Faces of Oyo People Again – Akala
By Mayowa Okekale
Among other aspirants vieing for the governorship seat in the forthcoming 2015 elections, Otunba Christopher Alao Akala, the immediate past governor of Oyo State, has declared his intention to run in the gubernatorial race, in the State on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While assuring the people of Oyo State of his intended programmes, at Watershed Event Centre, on Old-Ife road, in Ibadan, yesterday afternoon, Akala noted that the second coming of his government would witness an all-inclusive governance, qualitative leadershipsh, and consolidate on previous achievements in the areas of Education, Health, Commerce and Agriculture.
He stated further that every village and major town in Oyo State desire even development, and, if elected, would continue with the policy of uplifting the rural areas, as well as the urban centres with execution of people-oriented projects.
Criticising the incumbent government on its policies, He said: “I am convinced that the good people of the state have been watching and monitoring the performance of the present administration. As a matter of fact, one fact remains incontrovertible; the present government is characterized by anti-people policies as evidenced in the wanton destruction of means of livelihood; imposition of higher taxes; capital flight and outright dismissal of public servants on flimsy excuses. So, i want to come back and put smile on faces of the people again”.
Lamenting further the cries of market women whose shops were destroyed and means of livelihood taken away, Akala noted that he has listened to the agonies of Landlords whose houses were destroyed without compensation; many Civil Servants and top ranking officers of Government sacked ignominiously in the state,
He however assured the people of the Pacesetter State that his administration would come with a message of hope and assurance of a better tomorrow. He said: “You shall be duly compensated and those unjustly sacked shall be reinstated. You all have seen how our rating in education has plummeted, with Government of the day struggling to pay our children’s WAEC fees”.
Responding, the PDP chairman in the state, Alhaji Yinka taiwo, however, promised that the party would be fair to all aspirants, noting that the party was yet to pick any governorship candidate, and called on the elders of the party to meet and address issues that could tear the party apart, even as he expressed optimism that the PDP would take over the leadership of Oyo State in 2015.
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