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Ondo in dire need of economic rebirth – Oke

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke has said that his economic policy would unleash the much expected economic rebirth for the people of the state, if elected as a governor of the state.

Oke: PDP flagbearer

Addressing Intellectual Interactive forum programme organized by the Chairmen of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Adekunle Ajasin University Chapter and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) Rufus Giwa Polytechnic chapter under the auspices of Intellectual Platform at the NUJ press centre in Akure, Oke said his government  would target thousands of jobs in the few years of  the administration.

Oke, while unveiling his programme, said what the state needs most now is economic rebirth. According to him, the state desired a deliberate economic agenda that would create opportunities, generate employment and secure for her a future that could insure the state against any unexpected external financial crisis.

Speaking at the forum the chairman of ASUU, Adekunle Ajasin University, Dr Busuyi Mekusi said it was important that members of academia begin to participate in a process that would lead to the emergence of quality leadership. Dr Mekusi warned that it was dangerous for any civil servant or public officer to be partisan. He said the unions decided to finance the programme from its purse without seeking assistance from any politician because “it is a platform devoid of any partisan politics.

He added: “We provide fund deliberately for the programme because we believe this is our contribution to the society. We are out to give opportunities to the members of the public to have interaction with all the candidates of the political parties, who will be participating in the October 20 election to bring to the public glare their programmes.

“This will help the members of the public to make a choice that is based on cogent economic reasons. This is the only way we can guarantee sustainable development because it starts from election of good leadership”, Mekusi said.

Also, ASUP chairman Mr Olubamiji Kumuyi said the unions had resolved to provide  intellectual support for the growth of democracy and purification of Nigeria politics.


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