The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the August 9 Osun State governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, on Wednesday said he would ensure even development of the state, if elected governor.
Omisore said this at the palace of the Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi, during his campaign rally and tour of villages in Ikire, Irewole Local Government Area of the state.
He said from his village-to-village campaigns, he had observed that Governor Rauf Aregbesola had not developed the rural areas in all 26 local government areas of the state.
He said, “Driving through the Odeyinka Road, and through Ayetoro and the other villages, I’ve discovered that the road is impassable. If I become governor, I will work on the road and develop Ikire the way it should be. From my ward-to-ward campaign, I’ve seen that Aregbesola has not done anything.
“I promise to develop this state evenly. During my government, every village in this state will feel the impact of government. I will make sure that after four years, when we are reviewing my scorecard, it would be established that I have fulfilled the promises I’ve made to all the communities I’ve visited.”
Omisore took a swipe at Aregbesola, saying he had no respect for traditional rulers and had deliberately delayed road construction in the state to trick the people into voting for him for a second term.
The meeting at the Ikire palace had in attendance chiefs of the community and leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the local government area.
After two of the chiefs complained about high rate of unemployment among Ikire youths and poor state of infrastructure in the community, the Chairman of CAN in the local government, Catechist Vincent Amusa, prayed for Omisore’s success at the election.
Oba Falabi also prayed for the PDP candidate, saying he would begin well and end well.
“You will enter well and exit well,” the traditional ruler said.