Renowned business tycoon and administrator, Otunba Bamidele Akingboye (OBA) joined the Ondo State governorship race few months ago.
His entry which is characterized with massive consultation of stakeholders across the length and breadth of the state has altered the existing pattern especially in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), thereby setting a pace for the contest.
Addressing party stakeholders in his country home, Okitipupa, Ondo State, on Friday, 19th April, 2019, Akingboye informed his constituents of his readiness to serve and liberate the good people of Ondo state, if elected.
Akingboye who has been jostling for the seat since year 2007, explained that he had decided to run again owing to his passion to rescue the state from its current shambles and economic woes even as he noted that some well meaning sons and daughters of the state both home and abroad have also encouraged him to do so, having discovered his skills and rare qualities required of a leader that Ondo state needs in these critical moments of her history.
He said ” I have come to offer myself to serve you again as governor. It is time to give voice to the voiceless, restore hope to the hopeless and provide for the needy via transformational leadership. “
“Our people mustn’t continue to wallow in this suffering. Ondo should be the richest state in Nigeria because of its huge natural resources: We have crude oil, the second largest Bitumen deposit in the world, yet we wallow in abject poverty. We have the longest coast line in West Africa, about 180km but we refused to harness its potentials.
“Ondo state has more resources than any other states in Nigeria, and our Internally generated revenue is supposed to be higher than that of the leading states in that vein if a round peg is put into a round hole. These earlier said can only be achieved by an entrepreneur per excellence like me who has experienced the ugly and beautiful sides of business”. He said
While enlisting their maximum support, Akingboye recalled how his political adventure began in 2004 due to his passion for human liberation and community development and ever since, he had remained consistent and committed.
Akingboye promised that if elected, Ondo State will become industrialized that it would be most attractive to investors.
He informed the people that he had begun full consultation among stakeholders in the state, nationwide and diaspora by extension. This would continue in order to ensure that the gospel is maximally conveyed.
Following this declaration to his home constituents, Akingboye had stepped up consultations employing an unusual style which has become a cynosure of all eyes, worry to opponents across-the-board as well as endeared him to everyone in the state.
Political actors in Ondo State are beginning to settle for his candidacy because he’s become the best selling brand with practicable ideas and rare will to rewrite Ondo State’s history in shiny colors.
July 27th, 2019