By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate in Osun has pledged to make the ancient city of Ile-Ife, the Cradle of Yoruba race a tourism headquarter of the south west region if elected as the Governor of Osun State next Saturday.
Moshood Adeoti disclosed this at a mega rally of the party held in Ile-Ife on Saturday.
He said tourism, if properly harnessed, has the capacity to create over 200,000 decent jobs for residents and indigenes of the state.
He condemned the recent fire brigade approach to recruitment into the OYES describing it as a polical deceit by the ruling party and called on all applicants not to be deceived and should vote for ADP.
According to him, I understand your pains and that of the retired and serving civil servants and promise to ensure that every stakeholder in the Osun project get adequate attention.
Adeoti added that the Ife township roads will be given adequate attention in line with his vision to make the town a tourism hub in the region and also pledged to rehabilitate the Modakeke township roads, as well as the Sekona-Edunabon-Moro to Ife road for easy access.
He added that all the higher institution in Ife land would received soft help as they are revenue generating organizations for the government and would ensure cordial relationship with them all.
Also speaking at the rally, the deputy governorship candidate of the Party, Professor Adeolu Durotoye described the recent medical outreach organized by the candidate of the ruling party as an attestation of the administration’s failure in the health sector and many other areas of governance, urging the electorates to ignore their late minute attempt to buy their votes by decoy.
He assured the populace in the state that the ADP administration when it came on board would engage local contractors in the execution of projects and create a template for the circulation of wealth within the state.
In his speech, a party chieftain Oluomo Sunday Akere urged the electorates to ignore the rumour from Senator Iyiola Omisore that ADP is working with any party, saying the party is the best brand of progressive politics and it is not working for either PDP or APC.