As the race for Ekiti State gubernatorial 2018 gathers momentum, Otunba Segun Adewale (OSA) has declared his intention to contest the governorship election on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP chieftain, who is the chairman / CEO of Aeroland Group of Companies, told journalists in Ado Ekiti last weekend that he decided to join the race to lead the State because of his hatred for poverty. “I hate poverty with a passion and by the grace of God if I am given the privilege to lead my people, together we shall defeat the hold of poverty on our people and state. It is an aberration that a State known as the fountain of knowledge is also among the poorest states in the country. My mission in Ekiti is to defeat poverty in the land by converting our God given knowledge to wealth”.
“Our manifesto is geared towards building a strong financial capacity for the state and her citizens such that Ekiti can be a lender to other states of the federation”.
Adewale said his visit to the Party State Secretariat was to formally inform the State Working Committee, Local Government exco, Leaders and stakeholders of the Party in Ekiti of his intention to fly the party’s flag at the 2018 gubernatorial election. “I have come here today with my supporters to inform our party leaders of my intention to vie for the governorship seat next year. This visit puts to rest the rumors on whether I will contest or not”.
In addition, Adewale said “Ekiti state needs a man of integrity, values and decorum as the governor. Under our watch, Ekiti state will experience clear developmental and infrastructure gains. Our policies shall be centered on empowering Ekiti people financially. Our vision is to make Ekiti State a reference point in Nigeria in the areas of Agriculture, Technology, Education, Healthcare delivery, social amenities, industrialization and to ensure financial independence from the Federal Government.
In his welcome speech at the formal event, the state PDP chairman, Chief Williams Ajayi stated that the secretariat has not endorsed any aspirant but promised a plain level ground for all. Chief Williams noted that Otunba Segun Adewale is the first aspirant to officially show his interest to contest the next governorship election under the party umbrella. He is sure of victory for the party in the coming election.