James Sowole in Akure
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, Dr. Olu Agunloye, has said his party is a better alternative to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Agunoye, a former Minister of State for Defence, made the declaration in Akure in his speech after he was unanimously elected as the SDP standard bearer for the November election.
According to the SDP candidate, the All Progressives Congress (APC) that is ruling at the centre and the PDP ruling at the state had not changed the lives of the people for better.
He said the SDP was ready to find solution to the problems of Ondo State if voted to power in the November governorship election.
He said the current economic crisis facing the people of the state was as a result of the maladministration and ineffective leadership on the part of the party in power in the state.
“We are here today to signal a completely new path, new way and new mindset. What you may call a shift from the unrealisable transformation programme of the PDP and unreliable ‘Change Agenda’ of the APC to a systems approach to citizens empowerment and food security.
“Our party seeks new way and better alternative entrenched in integrity of managing people, infrastructure and economy for people’s empowerment and emancipation,” he said.
Agunloye, who expressed assurance that the party would defeat the PDP and APC to win the governorship election, said he was ready to work for the people of the state if he gets to power in 2017, promising that he would rebuild and reposition the state.
Meanwhile, the governorship primary of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP to elect the candidate for the November election will hold today.
The exercise is scheduled to hold at the state International Event Centre, The Dome, Akure, the state capital.
Two aspirant, Mr. Eyitayo 0jegede and Mr. Saka Lawal are the two aspirants that obtained form to contest for the party’s ticket.
While Jegede was the immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Lawal was the PDP deputy gubernatorial candidate for the 2012 election in the state.
Lawal was a running mate to the former National Legal Adviser of the PDP, Chief Olusola Oke, who is now contesting for the governorship ticket of the APC.