The lawmaker representing Oyo South District and senatorial candidate of ADC, Senator Adesoji Akanbi, has tasked the people of Ibarapaland to reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the February and March elections.
Akanbi spoke in Eruwa, headquarters of Ibarapa East local government area of the state on Thursday evening during ADC zonal rally.
According to him, “How will Ibarapaland vote for them? He was in the Senate for four years and no single impact was felt in Ibarapaland. It is a tragedy that after almost eight years governorship, Ibarapaland is still as it was before his governorship. Look at the road leading to Ibarapaland, it is n deplorable state.
“We have rejected them in Ibadanland. They have been rejected in Ogbomosho, Iseyin, Saki, Oyo, Kishi and other places. Use the February and March elections to reject them in Ibarapaland. If you don’t reject these marauders in the coming elections, you might not have the opportunity of doing so in the nearest future,” he said.
Also speaking, ADC governorship candidate in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has assured the people of Ibarapaland that he will give a kiss of life to the tertiary institutions in the zone with adequate funding and provision of quality infrastructure if elected governor of the state.
“In Ibarapa Polytechnic in Eruwa for about 20 months now, lecturers have not been paid their salaries. It is the same story for the College of Agriculture in Igbora as well as the College of Education in Lanlate, which, since its creation, not a single block has not been put on another there.
“My government will reverse till retrogressive trend and pay outstanding salaries of the lecturers. When teachers are paid timeously and quality infrastructure provided to make learning conducive.
“The money we spend on these schools will help re-inflate the local economy of Ibarapaland because jobs will be undertaken through direct labour approach to encourage locals to benefit.
“We won’t do things that will encourage capital flight. We will partonise qualified local contractors who will use their profit to benefit the economy of the state.