All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, has hailed the people of Ondo State, saying they have always been a champion of people-oriented and progressive government.
Addressing the state rally on Saturday at Democracy Park, Akure, the state capital, he urged the people of the state to live up to that billing by voting APC all the way in the upcoming election.
The rally, which attracted a mammoth crowd was attended among others by Governors Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Babajide Sanwo-olu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), former Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, APC National Secretary Senator Iyiola Omisore who represented National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Hon. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo of Reps Chairman NDDC, and Dr Betta Edu the National women leader among others.
The APC candidate said: “On February 25, I know you will be a champion of progressive politics again. That date represents for the nation and for each and every one of us an appointment with destiny. “We not only must make that appointment, we must emerge from the appointment fully dedicated to creating a more prosperous, safer, tolerant and dynamic society.
Speaking on his agenda for Ondo State, Tinubu noted that the history of Ondo is one where industrious farmers had for years sowed prosperity through well -cultivated cocoa plantations and other agricultural exploits.He said his agricultural policies would return the farmer back to his esteemed and essential place in society. “You have been the backbone of the economy and bedrock of the community. It’s time to reap bountifully for your hard work.”
He re-stated that his government would reestablish commodity exchange boards to ensure farmers a guaranteed price for their yields.
Tinubu added: “Our economic plan will make strategic investments in industry and infrastructure, giving our talented people the chance to make a good living while producing valuable goods that will improve the quality of life for those who buy them. “Your natural resources will be more comprehensively utilized. Your oil and gas must bring prosperity, development and jobs.
“But that is not all. Bitumen, granite and marble must be mined and turned into finished products right here in the state under my administration.”
Ondo State Governor Akeredolu said the people of the state being progressives had resolved to totally back Asíwájú Tinubu, adding “we will show who we are on February 25, 2023.”
Senator Omisore thanked Governor Akeredolu and the people of the state for their demonstration of support for APC and Tinubu.
Dr Betta Edu thanked the women for their support to the party she noted that Women will be given start ups funds and supported to do exploits in agriculture!