By Jubril Bada
The immediate past chairman of the Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Rotimi Olasogba, has emerged Central Senatorial candidate of the Alliance of Social Democratic (ASD) for the 2019 elections.
Olasogba and other candidates emerged as the party’s flag bearers through consensus held at the weekend in Akure, the State Capital.
Mrs. Dame Osanyin and Pastor Cladius Ogunsemore emerged as North and South Senatorial candidates of the party respectively.
The party had Dr. Yemi Olaiya and Mr. Lamidi Kehinde as the candidates of the party for Akure South/ Akure North and lfedore/ldanre Federal Constituencies respectively, while Mr. Surulere Ogundere clinched the ticket for llaje /Ese-Odo Federal Constituency.
For the State House of Assembly seats, Barr. Adegbenro Adebowale emerged for Akure constituency 2, while Mr. Johnson Oyesan emerged for Ondo West constituency 1.
Also, Barr. Ashibi Peters and Nelson Ojajuni picked the tickets for Ese-Odo and llaje 1 constituencies respectively.
Olasogba, said he was vying for the senate to impact on people and people should be expecting mass oriented bills as he impacted on people as former state lawmaker through a private bill initiated and passed into law.
On his part, the House of Representatives candidate for llaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency, Hon. Surulere Ogundere, explained that he was contesting for the position to serve people with all commitments and give them sense of belonging.
He noted that service to humanity is his focus through laws that will make meaningful impacts on their lives.
The ideology of the ASD, according to him, is different from other political parties in term of delivering dividends of democracy to people ,adding that it will give the party edge to win the elections.
Also, the State Coordinator of the party, Barr. Adeola Kayode Adeola, said the ASD, which is a grassroot party with good ideology decided to go for consensus mode of picking its candidates,saying that all members were regarded as delegates for them to choose leaders to represent people of the state and the country in the 2019 elections.
Adeola,who described the exercise as free and fair assured the trust of the party in the candidates to fulfil their campaign promises.
The party, he disclosed will carry people along through its transparency to win political offices both at the state and national levels in the coming elections.
“Mechanism to be put in place by the party to win the elections is about the rule of law, determination and commitment” he stated