Mr Olusola Oke, the
Alliance for Democracy (AD)
governorship candidate in the
Nov. 26 election in Ondo State,
says he will facilitate restoration
of power supply to areas
suffering in the last three years,
if elected.
Oke made the promise on
Sunday, during his campaign rally
in Igbokoda, in Ilaje Local
Government Area (LGA) of the
He also promised to complete all
abandoned projects of the
present administration, if given
the nod to govern the state.
“There is no doubt that the oil
rich southern district of the
state has been deliberately
neglected by the present
administration in order to
impoverish the people.
“The picture of the agony of
joblessness, huge debt burden,
poor infrastructure and the
state of hopelessness that
hovers around the state
dominates my thought.
“We will complete all abandoned
projects and restore electricity
back to the six LGA’s that have
been disconnected from the
national grid for over three
years now to restore people
back to their normal life if
elected as governor,” he said.
He mentioned Olokola Free
Trade Zone in Igbokoda, the
Ondo State University of
Science and Technology in
Okitipupa, the Omotoso Power
Plant, Omotoso, Cassava
Processing Company, Ikoya,
Irele-Ayeka/Okitipupa and
Igbokoda-Ugbonla roads as
being abandoned.
Oke listed the six LGA’s in the
southern district that had been
in darkness for three years as
Odigbo, Ile Oluji/Okeigbo,
Okitipupa, Irele, Ilaje and Ese-
The candidate said reports that
he was arrested by security
agencies over alleged unlawful
possession of fire arms were
untrue and were fabricated by
his political detractors.
“The campaign of calumny
peddled against us is only making
us more popular and God will
surely see us through to win this
election,” he said.
He urged his supporters not to
jettison their love for him,
charging them to troop out to
vote for him on Saturday.
NAN reports that Oke’s running
mate, Ganny Dauda, and other
top shots in the AD were present
at the rally after touring Mahin,
Etikan, Ugbonla and other towns
in Ilaje, and seeking blessings
from royal fathers.