By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
One of the governorship aspirants on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Olayide Owolabi Adelami, has enjoined the newly inaugurated caretaker Committee of the party led by Mai Mala Buni, to ensure transparency and eshwe bias tendencies to make every contestant happy at the end of the party primaries in the state.
Speaking to journalists yesterday at the party Secretariat after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms for the Governorship primaries, Adelami, who passed vote of confidence on the integrity of the new Caretaker Committee, said he is very confident on the interim leaders.
“They are men of integrity, if you look at the profile of all the new leaders that are there now, they are men of integrity. I have no doubt that, they will be transparent, they will not be bias in the execution of their duties so that at the end of the day all members of APC will be happy for it”, he said.
Speaking further, the aspirant advocated for direct primaries for the spirants, saying “the popular opinion is a direct primary, I normally refer to it as election, nobody will be disenchanted, everybody will be given opportunity to express themselves.”
“I am here today to submit my contest form and the process has been smooth, transparent, I went through the form and there is no any negative comment. Like I have been saying, my entry into contest is for real and the mission is defined, to come and rescue Ondo State from maladministration.
“You all know that the party is disenchanted. There are a lot of aggrieved members of APC, about 80% of them. My mission is to come and build the party, maintain party cohesion and it is what I know to do best. I have managed over the years human resources and financial resources and coming to Ondo State, it is not new, I am coming to do what I know how to do best.”
On what he will do for the people of the state, Adelami said “Ondo State is yearning for something new, something novel. Like I said, the first thing is to come to Ondo State to maintain party cohesion.
“Number two, the numerous disenchanted, near hopeless youths roaming the streets. We have so many of them in Ondo State who have been carrying their certificates for the past five, six years looking for job that is not there.
“I am coming to Ondo state to engage our teeming youths. They must work, they are the asset of Ondo state and I value them so much. They are going to take priority in the projects I am going to execute in Ondo State.”