The Oyo State candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the March 2, 2019 gubernatorial election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has promised a gender-balanced cabinet if he wins the election.
Adelabu made this declaration at a gubernatorial debate held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, on Tuesday.
The debate was organised by Splash FM and Lagelu FM, both private radio stations based in Ibadan.
According to him, “My administration is going to abide by the UN prescription on involvement of women in governance.
“It’s incontrovertible that women don’t have the propensity for corruption like men, as such we’re going to have women of proven integrity in our administration,” Adelabu declared.
In response to a question on the projects being undertaken by the incumbent administration, Adelabu promised to continue and build on the good work of Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration.
He also promised to pay the N30,000 minimum wage to workers in the state, while working to have an improved educational and healthcare delivery systems.
On the office of the First Lady, Adelabu said he would have a wife of the governor and not first lady.
Other candidates that participated in the debate included Senator Olufemi Lanlehin of ADC; Mr Olalekan Ayorinde, of ANRP; Mrs. Bolanle Asabi-Sarumi of NIP; Mr Seyi Makinde of PDP and Chief Sarafadeen Alli of ZLP.
The organizers said that the debate was organised to provide a window of opportunity for the electorate to have direct interface with the candidates to assess their level of preparedness for the coveted office.
The candidates were unanimous on the need to work out an amicable solution to the seemingly intractable crisis facing the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, (LAUTECH).
The debate was the third in its series by the stations ahead of every governorship election.