Two groups including Ondo State integrity group and Ondo State positive thinkers within the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ondo state have endorsed the candidacy of Mr Wale Akinterinwa for the April governorship primary election in the state.
The governorship aspirant who is Financial Expert and a grassroots politician Hon Wale Akinterinwa, led other aspirants in the opinion poll conducted by this Integrity Group of the Ondo State APC, in Ondo State.
A communique signed by the group’s chairman, Dr Taiwo Akintemi and his Secretary, Hon femi Ayeleso said” members of the Ondo State APC integrity network for good governance and Ondo State positive thinkers , from all the 203 wards in Ondo State in conjunction with other youth groups across the state have resolved to deliver all the 18 Local Governments for Wale Akinterinwa in both the April and October Governorship Election in Ondo State.
“His qualitative lifestyle and exposure, campaign promises and loyalty to APC, his antecedents as 3 terms Commissioner for Finance in the state and his nomination by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as member of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms In Nigeria spurred us to endorse him as our governorship candidate apart from the opinion poll conducted by the youth in politics Integrity Group in Ondo State APC,, where he secured 61percent to lead other APC governorship aspirants in the State.
“Wale Akinterinwa is first and only APC governorship aspirant who has proffered solutions to all the challenges facing the state in his campaign manifestos including gross unemployment , nepotism, disunity in the ruling party in the state, sectionalism, lack of access to essential health services, infrastructural decay, and poor educational system”.
The communique pointed out that the aspirant had repeatedly maintained that anybody who wanted to lead in Ondo State must be able to identify the problems, proffer solutions to the problems and carry everybody along.
According to him, “There is gross unemployment and nobody is planning for these people. There is no future. There is no plan,need accelerated economic development towards sustainable livelihood for the people”.
The group stressed that these statements are enough evidences that only Wale Akinterinwa among other aspirants knows what it takes to take Ondo State out of poverty.
The communique noted that Akinterinwa had vowed to create massive jobs for the youth across the 18 Local Governments in the State with genuine plans to revive the moribund industries in the state to further boost the internally generated revenue(IGR).
“It is widely believed that Okitipupa Oil Palm Industry alone can employ over 200,000 unemployed youth but the multi billion naira plantation is nothing to write home , we must be creative and only believe and depend on ” Abuja Allocation”.
“Akinterinwa has promised to reduce violence against women and young girls to minimal, and to empower Ondo State women through training and retraining, Construction of Skill Acquisition Centres and provision of free interest loan to the market women.
“He has also listed over 60 different programmes in his kitty for the development of Ondo State and this is unprecedented in the history of Ondo state. We also aware that he has perfected plans on how to transform the state Agricultural sector, workers’ welfare, infrastructural development, patronizing indigenous contractors among others” The communique stated.