The gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Oyo state for the forthcoming March 2 election and former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Tuesday promised the people of Awotan in A Pete area of Ibadan that if elected, he will fix the Awotan-Akufo road which has been a major problem for the people of the community.
Alao-Akala, who stormed communities in Ido local government area of the state in furtherance of his campaign informed the people that a vote for him is a vote for liberation from poverty.
Speaking on why he had to pay special attention to Awotan road during the campaign tour, he stated that he was acting based on the invitation of community leaders.
The campaign train berthed at Omi Adio central market, Ido park and Awotan area while a door to door campaign also held in diverse communities within Ido local government area.
Speaking at the communities, he stated that the people should vote for him, adding that, “a vote for the ADP and all its candidates is a vote of liberation from poverty, suffering and hunger. Ours will be a government that will only formulate people-friendly policies.
“It is time to take over from those that lack the creativity to do things in a way that people will not suffer. We will do things the way it should be done to ensure that there is a new and better lease of life for the people. We have done it before, we can and we will do it again.
“Don’t be deceived by their empty promises; we have a reputation of making life easy for the populace, it is time to follow those that have experience because we are the ones that won’t waste time learning the ropes. Use your PVC to vote for experience and a better life,” Alao-Akala stated.
He explained further that he focused on markets on his tour of Ido because he is aware that there is a need for voters’ education and urged the people to do the right thing, avoid violence and vote their conscience on election day.
He also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that it conducts a free, fair and credible election, adding that the electoral body must remain unbiased and independent in every ramification.
“I had to transverse the length and breadth of the road because the community leaders specifically invited me to do so and I am happy I did this because had a first-hand experience of the situation of that road. It is in a bad shape and this is one of the first things we will do when we get to the office, the Awotan-Akufo road will be fixed as a matter of urgency,” he stated.