The Ogun State governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Action Alliance (AA) on Tuesday met with the League of Imams and Alfas in the state as part of build-ups to the 2023 governorship elections.
The interactive session was organized by the clerics’ Directorate of Leadership and Good Governance on behalf of the Muslim Ummah in the state.
While addressing people present at the event, the president of the league, Sheikh Sikirulai Babalola, noted that the event was to get to know the governorship candidates and was not sponsored by any politician.
The SDP candidate, Anthony Ojeshina, presented his agenda tagged IEAI – Industrial, Energy, Agricultural and Infrastructural revolution.
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Ojeshina who had been commissioner for environment in the state promised to combine his experience in public and private practice to create a model state.
On his part, the PDP candidate, Ladi Adebutu, promised local government autonomy and an end to farmers-herders clash while explaining his ITURADE agenda
Adebutu speaking through his deputy, Adekunle Akinlade, explained the ITURADE agenda to mean “Improved security, True Local Government Autonomy, Urban and Rural Regional Development, Agricultural and Economic Development, Development of Youth and sports, Enhancement of education, healthcare and social services” as the seven areas of focus.
He blamed the present administration for the loss recorded to farmers and herders crisis in the state.
Also, the AA candidate, Dr Samuel Adeyemi, who promised to make the Ogun economy bigger than Lagos in under two years, said he would pattern his government after the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo by providing free education from the basic to tertiary level.