Ahead of the March 2 governorship elections, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo state says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state should not get another chance to govern the state.
The Senator Olufemi Lanlehin Campaign organization (SOLANCO) said this in a press statement signed by its Director of Public Communication, New Media and Tertiary Institution, Engineer Akeem Olatunji.
The statement said the APC government has failed to deliver on all its 2015 campaign promises and impoverished the people of the state.
It said: “The APC led government had failed to deliver on all its 2015 campaign promises, all facet of governance and need to be voted out.
“People are dying of hunger because the economy has gone terribly bad due to non-payment of workers as and when due. The hunger is serious in the State today. Oyo State is invariably becoming the world’s poverty capital.”
The campaign organisation also said the state need a governor like the ADC candidate, Senator Olifemi Lanlehin.
“This APC government must go because events of the past seven and half years have shown that they don’t have solutions to all these problems. We must vote this government out and elect Lanlehin as our next governor….We must vote out APC, Lanlehin is solution to Oyo State’s problems.”
It further said ADC is the only party that will protect the interest and welfare of the masses.
“They promised us jobs, prompt payment of salaries, free and qualitative education, qualitative healthcare and to improve the economy but in each of these, they failed. It is time for our people to vote ADC to power because it is the only party with the interest and welfare of the masses as her focal points.
“Today, in terms of the government workers welfare and most especially the tertiary institutions staff, Oyo State workers are the poorest in the world going by the nonpayment of their salaries up to 12 months and above in some cases. It is disheartening that Ibarapa land with three tertiary institutions have experienced worst treatment in terms of infrastructure, lecturers welfare and academic environment for the students.”
He said further that “As at today, our schools are in dilapidated conditions with morale of teachers at her lowest ebb. Oyo State came 26th in the recently released NECO results out of the 33 states in the country. These are incontrovertible facts which negated the pacesetter status Oyo State is known for before the advent of the Ajimobi administration.”
“The state of roads linking Ibarapa and other areas of Oyo State are terribly bad and this is affecting transportation of farm products and it is making the farmers to run at losses due to exorbitant charges by the transporters.”