Four governorship candidates for the forthcoming election in Lagos State, at the weekend told Lagosians of their resolve to priotise education, healthcare, security and infrastructural development in the state if elected into office in next month’s exercise holding across the country.
The standard bearers that gave their promises while participating in a governorship debate organized by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, News, Yoruba Service are Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi of the African Democratic Party, (ADP); Mrs. Omolara Adesanya of the Peoples Progressives Congress, (PPC); Mr. Olumuyiwa Fafowora of the Action Democratic Congress, (ADC); and Mrs. Adebisi Ogunsanya of the Young Progressives Party, (YPP).They also pledged to run a transparent government, decrying alleged financial wastes ongoing in the state.
Gbadamosi, Adesanya, Fafowora and Ogunsanya all agreed that the poor state of education, healthcare, water, power, traffic, among others were of serious concern to them, explaining that it is in the bid to redress these situations that they threw their hats in the ring for the governorship.
The YPP candidate, Mrs. Ogunsanya, while lamenting the poor state of education, among others, said there was the need to put a stop to the current drift and effect a change for the better, promising more funding, up to date training of teachers in the sector, while also promising to eradicate poverty by creating job opportunities through investment.
For Gbadamosi, the ADP standard bearer, his government would address the poor transportation system in the state, the incessant shortage in power supply, the issue of water supply, among others.
He said he was poised to improve water transportation system by bringing into the state high capacity boats that can ferry large number of people and vehicles at the same time, thereby reducing congestion on the roads and reducing travel time.