The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) gubernatorial candidate in Oyo state, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli has promised to initiate programs and policies that will enhance rapid growth and development of the state.
Alli was particular about the dwindling economy which he said was caused by ineptitude of the present administration.
The former SSG while speaking at the Party’ campaign flag off held at Mapo Hall, Ibadan on Tuesday said his administration will not only be masses oriented but also ensure qualitative and affordable education and health care delivery.
“If I become the Governor of this State, I will return the glory of Oyo back to her, Oyo citizens will not be paying any school fees for both the primary and secondary schools, I will fully support local government autonomy, I will not demand a dime in disguise of tax from Churches and Mosques and we are going to provide adequate security for our people.” Alli said.
In a similar development, the National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, also decried what he described as unwarranted harassment of some candidates of the party in Ibadan, Oyo state capital by security agents.
The visibly enraged ZLP chairman who was in Ibadan for the mega rally, laid the blame at the doorstep of the state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Nwanyanwu who led members of the party’s National Working Committee and a leader of the party, former Governor Rashidi Ladoja to the rally, said: “I am aware that our candidate here, Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku, who is contesting the Ibadan South-West/North-West federal constituency is being harassed and threatened with arrest. We know why and who is behind it.
“It is not a crime that Ajanaku left the APC for another platform to seek his aspiration. He is a Nigerian who has right to aspire without being harassed.
“Let me use this opportunity to tell Gov. Abiola Ajimobi to stop harassing Ajanaku. We will hold him responsible if anything happens to Ajanaku before, during and after this general election,” he said.
Nwanyanwu called on IGP Mohammed Adamu to live by his promise, while urging him to caution his officers, particularly the CP’s from harassing Nigerians.
“To the IGP, we were all happy on your appointment. I was among the many Nigerians who congratulated you on the appointment. This was because we believe in your capability.
“In your acceptance speech, you promised to return professionalism to the police which make us believe it is not going to be business as usual. We hope you will adhere to this.
“I implore you to ensure that Nigerians enjoy their rights to aspire and vote for candidates of their choice,” he said.
He described the ZLP as a party to beat in the state, saying the party has all it takes to rejig the economy of the state.