A former Executive Secretary Petroleum Technology Development Funds (PTDF) Oluwole Oluleye, has joined the race to contest the next governorship election in Ekiti state, promising use the state’s Agricultural potential to improve the well-being of its people.
Oluwole, who is also a former Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), said: “Ekiti is predominantly an agrian state, we will utilise what is available in the state to get our economy growing. This is basically why I am on the race, the level of poverty I see in the state in the missed of plenty is totally unacceptable.
He made the promise Friday in Abuja, while speaking with newsmen after picking his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretariat to contest the forthcoming Ekiti governorship election.
“And I firmly believe that I can change the situation within the shortest possible time; I will alieviate poverty through agriculture,” he said.
The aspirant said if elected as Ekiti next governor, he would ensure good governance and standard in all aspects.
He maintianed his administration would ensure good standard was set for the younger generation coming to emulate and to build on.
He stressed the Ekiti at the moment, needed the best hand to govern it, adding the he has the experience and exposure to take it the the desired level of development.
“Ekiti need the best hands now to pilot it to where it should be, we should not leave in the midst of poverty at all, with the experience I have, both local and international, I will take the state to were it is suppose to be,” he said.
Already, about 20 aspirants had so far picked the forms to contest the election, among which where: the state´s immediate past governor, Dr Fayemi, Sen. Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari and Victor Kolade.
Also on the race were: Opeyemi Bamidele, Dr Yaya Kolade, the onlyfemale on the race race so far among others.screening of aspirants would take place from April 23 to April 25, while the screening appeal would be from April 26 to April 27.
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