from Afenifere Secretary General Sole Ebiseni has announced his plan to contest the upcoming governorship election in Ondo State.
This is because the state's gubernatorial election is scheduled for November 16, 2024.
Recall that the leader of Afenifere recently defected to the People's Democratic Party.
Speaking on Thursday in the state capital, Akure, while advocating his candidacy, the lawyer asserted that the state needed someone with a deep understanding of the state and a solid sense of rationale.
Having held positions as council chairman and three-time state commissioner, Ebiseni claimed he had a comparative advantage over other candidates.
According to him, the state's economy would be diversified, with a primary focus on reducing over-reliance on federal funding if he emerges as governor of the state.
He said: “First and foremost, if you trace the trajectory of Ajasin-era governance, our state has had the rare privilege of being governed by governors who are not only intellectually friendly, rooted in their chosen porters, thoroughly educated and cared for. in the ideology of the Awolowo school of thought that defines our welfare programs with which our people and politics are identified.
“Moreover, Ondo State is very proud and has produced Ajasin, Adefarati, Agagu, Mimiko and Akeredolu who were and are men who gave our state a wonderful corporate image in the community of governors. As one of the party's leaders told me when I visited him for consultations, we must always strive to maintain such standards.
“The development of our state also requires that we fully know the territory and its people. Such knowledge provides the new manager with the ability to locate resources, create wealth from them, and distribute them equitably without excessive concentration in one or a few places.
“Certain social services that ideologically distinguish our state and which have been discontinued or abandoned need to be revived in terms of quality and affordable educational and healthcare services, including the mother and child hospitals which will be reasonably expanded in the zones and many such welfare programs. .
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“It is a cheap petty-bourgeois mentality to claim that the state cannot afford such existential programs. I was privileged to be part of the team that accomplished this for the state.”