Only AD Can Redeem Ondo – Oke, Receives Thousands of PDP, APC Supporters


Thousands of members from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and

the All Progressives Congress (ACP) on Tuesday in Irelel Local Government

area of Ondo Stated decamped into the Alliance for Democracy (AD) during

the campaign tour of the Council by the governorship candidate of the

Party in the State, Chief Olusola Oke.
Receiving the ecstatic new members into the fold of the party, Chief Oke

assured the people that only the AD can liberate the state from the

bondage which it has been subjected to .According to him, the

“indebtedness, neglect, deprivation, starvation, regression and poverty”

which had become the lot of the state under the present administration had

compelled people to yearn for real change which he assured that only the

AD could provide through winning the  November 26  governorship election.

The AD candidate, who spoke yesterday at Ode Irele, Ajagba, Akotogbo and

Iju Osun during his campaign tour of Irele Council said “as things are,

only AD can redeem Ondo State. AD is the only hope of the people of the

state and it is showing from the massive supports we have been receiving

in the short time”.
Oke, who bemoned the hardship, neglect and abandonment which people had

suffered under the present ruling party in the state, said the electorate

had the responsibility to produce the desired “real change,” by voting for

AD which represented development.
While responding to the development requests of the people of the council

area, Oke, who said roads generally in the state needed attention from

their present parlous state, assured of completion of the long abandoned

Irele-Ayeka/Okitipupa Road linking four council areas in the senatorial

Work began on the Irele-Ayeka/Okitipupa Road during the Dr Olusegun Agagu

administration but abandoned by the present government in the state which

had continuously played politics with this all important road. He also

promised to construct township roads in communities in the council area

and as well Ajagba-Akotogbo-Ijuosun and
Irele-Lutako-Logbosere-Lobi-Atoranse roads.
The AD candidate, who stressed the role of hygienic water in good health,

assured that the Irele Waterwork would be restored just as the Irele

General Hospital would be upgraded to attend to the needs of the emerging

The governorship hopeful, who said the AD government would boost

agriculture through provision of inputs and implements at subsidized rates

and as well woman and youth empowerment, also promised social amenities

including restoration and extension of electricity to the entire council

area, siting of health centres in towns and villages.

According to him, the party will restore the lost glory of the state

through equitable distribution of wealth, resources and projects, assuring

the people of Ondo South Senatorial District of new lease of life.

The Olofun of Ode-Irele, Oba Olanrewaju Lebi, had while playing host to

the AD candidate in his palace, appealed to politicians to shun violence

and acts of hooliganism.
Oba Lebi appealed to Oke, when elected, to consider completion of the

Irele-Ayeka/Okitipupa Road began by Agagu in the interest of people of the

South Senatorial District.
The monarch also urged the candidate to take up the issue of Olokola also

begun by former Governor Agagu at appropriate quarters so that Ondo State

could benefit from it.
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