Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:28 am
Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta
The governorship candidate of the ogun African Democratic Congress, ADC, Prince Gboyega Isiaka has raised the alarm over an alleged plans by members of the opposition parties in the state to compromise and manipulate the March 2nd governorship election.
Speaking at a press briefing held at the Gboyega Nasir Isiaka campaign organization (GNICO) secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital, the ADC candidate also alleged that the opposition parties have concluded plans to unleash thugs to unleash violence in many polling booths in order to compromise collation of election results and push to a point of inconclusiveness and force rerun has it was done in Osun State
Isiaka who appealed to his supporters to remain calm in the face of an alleged intimidation and violence, however challenged security operatives and the Independent National Electoral Commission not to lend themselves to the alleged sinister plot to destabilize the electoral process.
He also alleged that the Trader money which the Vice president, Professor Yemi Osibajo has been giving to market women is an advance vote buying.
He, however. urged the electorates in Ogun State to reject candidates who are arrogant because they have no touch with the challenges of the state.
His words “Our campaign is issues-based and we have made issues of governance the focus of this conference. Ogun State citizens cannot afford another four or eight years of self-aggrandizement or sustaining a failed rebuilding mission in any guise.
“The electorate in our dear state must be prepared to choose between darkness and light;between sincerity and deceits, between capacity and mediocrity.
“Ogun State cannot afford another four years of indirect tenure elongation for the apostle of mission to rebuild or have in the saddle of government an ill-prepared candidate whose only agenda is to sustain the current decline.
“Our people must reject arrogant candidates that have no touch with the challenges of our people”. He said
He added that what he is offering the people is good developmental programmes as enshrined in his 7steps Abundance Manifesto.
“What the ADC and I are offering Ogun people is good developmental programmes as enshrined in my 7 steps to Abundance manifesto. We have a greater Ogun State Agenda and we possess the capacity and competence to drive this agenda.
“We have the sincere heart to be committed to our promises.” he boasted
He stated that human capital development will be the focus of the incoming administration; with education and healthcare taking priorities.,
According to him, job creation and empowerment of youths and women will be given top priorities through the party’s economic approach and targeted programmes of rural development that focuses on enhancing communities in terms of infrastructure.
Furthermore, GNI promised to look inwards and explore the potential economy of ogun state and make it the major hub not only within Nigeria, but also West Africa sub-region.
He also promised to reduce the dependency of the state on federal allocation with the hope to build a state that is self sus-sustaining by gradually building the IGR base of Ogun State without burdening the people.