PDP governorship candidate in Kwara, Senator Simeon Ajibola, has highlighted five key issues he would address if elected just as he promised to run participatory democracy.
Senator Ajibola said this at Bode Saadu during his flag off rally for the 2015 elections in the state.
He assured the people of the state that the commonwealth of Kwara would be used at all times for the commonwealth of the people of the state.
“We shall encourage participatory democracy through consultation with Elders, Civil Society and Traditional institution,” he said.
The governorship candidate also pledged that his government would give special consideration to youth and women empowerment.
Ajibola promised to focus more attention to agriculture with a view to making Kwara State the food basket of the nation.
He said he would encourage mechanized farming among farmers in the state instead of the traditional hoe and cutlass farmers were using presently.
According to the Senator, mechanized farming would greatly increase farmers’ output and at the same time enhance welfare of farmers.
Ajibola told PDP supporters at the rally that he would make the 16 local government councils in the state function effectively as the closest tier of government to the grassroots.
He said LGA’s allocation from the federation account would be released to them directly to enable the local government councils cater for the people’s needs, welfare and infrastructure.
Ajibola promised the people that PDP government would keep faith with the promises made, adding that he would ensure that water flow everywhere in the state.
He appealed to the people to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan, all PDP National Assembly candidates on February 14 and also vote for him and the 16 House of Assembly candidates on February 28.
Earlier, in his address, state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo said time has come to reclaim the stolen mandate of PDP from the usurpers in APC.
He appealed to the people to be patience as the much-awaited freedom was around the corner, and urged them to use their only weapon, which was their votes to chase APC out of the Government House.