African Democratic Congress, ADC, governorship candidate in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, on Saturday, assured local contractors in the state, that a government to be led by him come May 29, 2019, would make use of them in all projects to be awarded, so as to uplift the state’s economy and improve the lives of the people.
Lanlehin, who spoke at the ADC Oyo North zonal rally held at the Soun Ogunlola Town Hall, Ogbomoso, said; “we shall embark on projects that’ll impact the lives of our people positively. We’ll construct roads using our local contractors, same way we’ll build and renovate our schools.
“Our market men and women would be granted interest free loans to revive their businesses. Unlike the APC Tradermoni Scheme, where they distribute 10% of what they budgeted, we’ll disburse adequate funds enough to grow their businesses”, he added.
Lanlehin who assured Ogbomoso people that having once served as Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, he knows the challenges facing the institution, and would address it once and for all on becoming governor, reiterated that “I know how important LAUTECH is to the Ogbomoso economy, to that end, we shall confront the challenges facing the institution, and restore its enviable glory”.
Introducing his running mate, Alh Saheed Adejare Alaran, to teeming supporters and loyalists who thronged the venue, Lanlehin said his running mate is a complete gentleman like him, and that they’ll have no problem working together. “We have a perfect working relationship which would be maintained even in government”, he assured.
Similarly, Chief Bayo Lawal, Oyo North ADC Senatorial Candidate assured the people that he’ll do his best to ensure completion of the Oyo-Ogbomoso-Ilorin road to ease the trauma commuters experience, as well as ensure provision of job opportunities to teeming youths, while Hon Peter Odetomi, Ogbomoso North, South and Oriire House of Reps Candidate warned the people against voting capitalists, whose love for the people is nil. “Vote Lanlehin and Alaran, they’re gentlemen, with whom you’ll have access”, he remarked.
Earlier on, Lanlehin and his team which comprised Alh Ahmed Ayinla, Oyo State ADC Chairman, members of the State Executive Committee, and party candidates from the Senatorial district, had paid courtesy calls on the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, and Onpetu of Ijeru, Oba Oladapo Oyediran, who both called on politicians to eschew violence, but engage in issue based campaigns. The monarchs in their respective remarks in their palaces offered prayers for Lanlehin’s victory in the coming polls.