By Adekola Afolabi
In continuation of the local government by local government campaign rally for the re-election of the APC governorship candidate and Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the campaign train would today, Monday storm Irele Local Government area in Ondo South Senatorial District.
Since last week Wednesday when the local government campaign rally began, the campaign train of Governor Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa has visited four local government areas ahead of the October 10 governorship election in the state.
The local governments include Ese-Odo, Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo, Akoko North West and Ondo East.
The Irele Local Government campaign rally would be followed by that of Ikare in Akoko North East Local Government.
The campaign train was in Oke-Agbe where traditional rulers in the local government under the chairmanship of Akala of Ikaram, Oba Momodu, commended Akeredolu for maximising the state potential for industrialization and infrastructural development.
He described Governor Akeredolu as a statesman, noting that the industrial revolution policy of the present government leading to the establishment of several industries has become a reference point while the creativity being employed into the provision of potable water for communities throughout the state through the Kamomi Aketi has become undoubtedly salutary.
The Akala of Ikaram used the occasion to appreciate the governor for transforming the entire landscape of the Sunshine State, just as he lauded him for the establishment of Amotekun Corps.
The campaign rally also witnessed the official defection of the PDP House of Assembly candidate for Akoko North-West constituency II, Muhammed Bankole and his supporters into the ruling APC.
In his remarks, Governor Akeredolu assured that his second term in office would be for completion of ongoing projects, consolidation of his achievements and continuity of good governance for the people of the State.
He said viable Agro allied processing industries that will flourish in each Council area will be facilitated to generate employment and boost the financial capacities of all Local governments in the state.
The Governor, his running mate, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and APC leaders led by the state chairman, Ade Adetimehin, were also in Bolorunduro in Ondo East on Saturday where he met with traditional rulers, opinions leaders and some members of the Market Women Association with an assurance to embark on more people-oriented projects to further bring good governance to the people of the council.
The APC governorship candidate said in addition to the continuation of the life changing projects of his administration, completion of all ongoing projects, his second term will open up rural communities under the World Bank Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project RAAMP, which he said his administration has paid its counterpart funds.
According to Governor Akeredolu, by opening up the agrarian communities across the state, farmers would get their produce closer to markets thereby making them have value for their efforts in feeding the nation and encouraging young persons into becoming Agropreneurs.
Earlier, the Oloja of Mobiiye, Chief Felix Kolawole who spoke on behalf of the people appreciated the Governor for making life better for residents of the Local Government Area through the delivery of many projects.