Ondo 2024: Retired Army General, Ohunyeye, Joins Guber Race

Ondo 2024: Retired Army General, Ohunyeye, Joins Guber Race

Fidelis David in Akure

A retired Brigadier-General, Olumide Felix Ohunyeye, has joined the race for the November 16, governorship election in Ondo State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a promise to move the state from a consumption to production state if elected.

He has also vowed to key into the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu towards developing agriculture for exports and growth of foods consumption and export.

Ohunyeye, a PhD holder, who stated this while speaking with journalists on his governorship ambition on Monday in Akure, the state capital said, with his 36 years of military background experience, he is poised to clinch the ticket of the party ahead of the governorship election in the state.

“For several reasons, I want to become the governor of Ondo State. It boarders on previous work experience, professional experience and my academic pursuit.

“Like you know, Ondo is a state of giants when it comes to academics and reeling off my qualifications which includes a PhD., I believe that it’s nothing to celebrate as such.

“The call or clamour for development in Ondo State continues to resonate as citizens, we are desirous, the populace are desirous of improving their lots.

“Improving their standards of living, improving in emancipating the critical mass of people from underemployment, poverty, joblessness and several others.”

Ohunyeye, who hails from Ilu-titun, in Okitipupa local government area of the state revealed that education, economic development, healthcare, infrastructure would be the cardinal pillars that would form the bedrock for developmental efforts for his administration.

“It has become very imperative and compelling that we change the paradigm shift and to ensure that the story is changed, to ensure that the previous achievements of our leaders are consolidated on, to ensure that we move Ondo State to the next level in all ramifications.

“I have come out a unique agenda, which I refer to as new ‘AGE. The ‘A’ stands for Absolute Security; ‘G’ stands for Good Governance and ‘E’ stands for Empowerment, Poverty Alleviation and other indices.”

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