By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
A governorship aspirant in Ondo on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon. D. I. Kekemeke, has said that he is contesting the election to enable him genuinely and committedly utilize the people’s resources to directly impact their lives in a visible and sustainable manner.
Speaking to journalists after picking his expression of interest and nomination forms at the APC Secretariat in Abuja, the aspirant said his vision is very clear, which he said is to work with all patriots to create a prosperous and peaceful Ondo State where citizens are productively engaged to enable them live meaningful, comfortable and decent lives.
“Basically, our resolve is to emplace an enabling/conducive environment for every able and willing Ondo State citizen to flourish. Our mission is like no other. It is to with the aid of information, science and technology maximally impact Government revenue on the human capital and natural endowments of the State to create wealth.
“While we aim to make government in Ondo State seeable, touchable and feelable, our objectives are to use the entire governmental powers to fight hunger, poverty, joblessness, insecurity and a rescue of our decayed basic infrastructure.
“I am involved not for the fun of it, neither for self-aggrandizement nor for the lucre that the office of Governor offers. I am involved not for appropriating the common wealth for self, family, friends and my immediate community at the citizens expense.
“I am involved so that we can genuinely and committedly utilize the people’s resources to directly impact the lives of the people in a visible and sustainable manner”, he said.
Speaking further, Kekemeke said he will deliver free and compulsory primary and secondary education for the ultimate benefit of the State, adding that it is high time the government subsidized tertiary education and bring back scholarships for hardworking students, including provision of quality and affordable health care.
He also assured that his government will invest heavily in Agriculture as in the days of the Farm Settlements, through innovative Civil Farmer programme to ensure self-sufficiency in food production and to earn meaningful income and provide the raw materials for the agro-based industries.
“It is time to maximally explore the tourism potentials of our State for wealth creation, and to vigorously pursue entrepreneurship promotion and skill development. We must creatively and innovatively provide value-adding and life-enhancing jobs for our Youths and the People in general.
“It is indeed time for effective, effectual, open, just, fair, functional and Godly governance in Ondo State”, he said.