A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has promised to create 3,000 jobs within six months, if elected governor of the state.
The governorship hopeful, who was at the party secretariat in Akure, the state capital to declare his interest in the November governorship election, said he joined the race because of the assurance that internal democracy would be allowed to prevail.
Recall that Mr. Oke was a former national legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and was its governorship candidate during the 2012 election in the state before he defected to APC in 2015.
The politician boasted that he remains the best man for the job in the state.
He said: “I need no introduction in Ondo politics and if I eventually win the APC ticket, I am very sure Mimiko will vote me and I promise to resuscitate all the moribund industries in the state to create 3,000 employment within my first six months.
“No new industry, unemployment everywhere, all projects initiated by previous administration have been abandoned but the only thing we see around is cosmetic projects.
“Nothing has been added to the state in the last seven years, but what I see everywhere is poverty, penury, hunger and anger written on the faces of the people but this is the time to decide and bite for APC in the state”.
Mr. Oke pointed out that the PDP administration in the state has failed to fulfill its electoral promises, saying there was no meaningful projects put in place by Governor Olusegun Mimiko led administration.
The aspirant said he was encouraged to contest on the platform of APC because of the assurance from the leadership of the party that there would be no imposition, no zoning arrangement and the decision of the party to contest free and fair primary election.
Oke further said the change phenomenon that started at the center and other south west states will soon berth in the state, stressing “the battle is not won until PDP is chased out of government in the state”.