I will rule with fear of God, says Akala
•Assures compensation, reinstatement of sacked workers
From Seyi Ojelade, Ibadan
Former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala yesterday declared his intention to re-contest governorship election in 2015 with a promise to rule with the fear of God.
Akala who declared his interest amidst a mammoth crowd that gathered at the Water Shed Event Center in Ibadan, the state capital said “I have listened to your appeals and accepted your request and hereby offer myself to contest under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former governor maintained that “having heard the cries of market women whose shops were destroyed and means of livelihood taken away by the present administration in the state.
“I have listened to the agonies of Landlords whose houses were destroyed without compensation; I have seen many Civil Servants and top ranking officers of Government sacked ignominiously.
“But today I come to you with a message of hope and assurance of a better tomorrow”. He said.
Akala who assured those whose houses were destroyed of duly compensation also promised to reinstate unjustly sacked workers in the state.
He said every village and town in the state deserve even development while promising to continue with the policy of uplifting the rural areas as well as urban centers through the execution of people oriented projects.
Akala explained that his 13 point agenda will be re-enacted, pursued with renewed vigor, deep sense of responsibility and delivered pro-actively to every nook and cranny of the state.
He noted that a bottom-up approach that guarantees responsiveness to the yearnings of the masses shall be adopted which is the hallmark of good governance and leadership.
The former governor however appealed for understanding and forgiveness from those who he might have offended in his desire to make life better for the populace or in pursuit of equity and justice saying none of his actions were deliberate or personal vendatta.
Among dignitaries that witnessed the occasion includes former and serving members of National Assembly, such as Hon. Abiodun Kareem, Hon Afeez Jimoh former commissioners, advisers, PDP stalwarts.
Others like Chief Saka Balogun, Chief Jacob Adetoro, Chief Lucky, Comrade Oludare Ogunlana, Mogaji Nureni Akanbi all called on other aspirants to join hands together for the party to regain its power.