A Group, the Akoko Consultative Forum (ACF), has pledged to support the flag bearer of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, Dr Olu Agunloye, saying he is the best man for the job.
In a statement by its Chairman, Chief Festus Obaude, Secretary, R.A Ajayi and Welfare/Education Committee Chairman, Christopher Olorunfemi, the ACF described Agunloye as an illustrious son of Akokoland, who has the capacity to uplift the area and the whole state.
The group lamented that the people in the four local government areas of the state have been relegated to the background, in terms of distribution of infrastructures across the state.
The group added that, since inception in February 2009, the present government has not made its impact felt in Akokoland, especially in the provision of infrastructure such as a good road network, stable electricity and potable water supply.
It expressed optimism that with Agunloye’s passion for Akokoland, the former Minister and the former Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) would bring development to the communities in Akokoland and Ondo State as a whole.
The statement added: “We are determined individually to support Agunloye’s aspiration, although the ACF is apolitical, but our members are conversant with the situation in Akokoland and we believe that with our support and that of the people, the SDP candidate will emerge victorious in the coming election.
“We believe it is the turn of Akoko to produce the next governor; we are not happy that our people could not speak with one voice. The only alternative now is Agunloye and we will support him.”
The ACF said the people-oriented programmes of the SDP would bring development to the state and create wealth and employment for the people.
It urged the people of Akokoland to rally round the Erusu-Akoko politician and vote massively for his emergence as governor during the November 26 election.
Source : ThenationonlineThenationonline