The Alliance for Democracy (AD) candidate in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, shed tears yesterday over the dilapidated state of the road leading to Epe, an agrarian community in the Ondo East Council area.
Oke, who wondered why the governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, who hailed from the area neglected the place in view of its huge agricultural potentials and the role of agriculture in restoring the glory of the state, assured that the AD government, when voted into office, would redress the situation.
The state government-owned Ondo State Agro Business City where youths are supposed to be trained in agric business is located at Elepe.
The AD flagbearer, who spoke at a visit to the Elepe of Elepe, High Chief Raphael Olabanji as part of his campaign rally in the community yesterday, lamented the poor state of roads in the state, assuring that his government would embark on massive construction of roads in all parts of the state in view of the importance of roads to socio-economic development.
Oke told the people that the power for the development of the state was in their votes.
He urged them to cast their votes for the AD, which had been tested in the state with a lot of positive things to show for it.
He implored the people to shun moneybag politicians who were out to amass wealth at the expense of the state and in return plunge it into further debts and underdevelopment.
“There is power in your votes. Do not sell your votes. You have to jealously guard you voter cards to be able to vote in the governor that will make life better for Ondo State citizens. That is what AD has come to represent, good governance and development in rural and urban areas.
“It is time to sing a new song, song of development in Ondo State. My mission is to turn things around, to stop the plunging of our resources and ensure all-round development, to give our people -youths, women and children – a new lease of life,” Oke said.
The governorship aspirant, who lamented the dilapidated state of the road leading to Epe and dearth of social amenities in the agrarian community, assured that an AD government would redress the situation.
Earlier, during a visit to the Regent where the candidate received royal blessings, the community had appealed to Oke, when elected, to consider the situation of the community, the need for a palace and stable electricity supply.