By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The Labour Party governorship candidate in Saturday’s election in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, has pledged to govern the state with the fear of God if elected as its helmsman.
Besides, Akinbade assured that not only would he be faithful in service,he would ensure the fulfilment of his electoral promises made during electioneering campaign.
According to his media aide, Mr Kayode Oladeji, while speaking with journalists in Osogbo on Wednesday, 5th August, 2014, the LP candidate who promised to make his government people based, said this while on campaign tour to Ejigbo, Egbedore as well as Ede South and North Local Government areas of the state.
“At my age, what remains for me is to serve God through humanity. If given the mandate,I will commit myself,totally,to the service of our people with a view to improving their standard. We shall deliver on our promises. I don’t have any reason to do otherwise”
Akinbade noted that the various capacities he had served in the state, placed him in a better stead ahead of other contenders,stressing,” I have learnt through the ropes and I have garnered the needed experience to take off without hitch”
He attributed cases of failed projects in the state to lack of commitment to service,adding that some of the Rauf Aregbesola programmes were designed to drain the state’s resources.
The LP gubernatorial candidate noted however that through some of his party’s programmes that would be anchored on local content policy,the state economy would be regenerated.
“It is saddening that statutory jobs of civil servants at state and local government levels are currently firmed out to consultants at cut throat prices.
This, among other obnoxious policies of the present administration,are not in the best interest of the state and its people.
The policies are put in place to enrich some dubious politicians that are only interested in feeding fat on the people” he said.
Akinbade further promised that his administration would utilise available resources to strengthen the economy, assuring that he was committed to rapid transformation of the state.
“We will not go by primordial sentiment nor allow selfish reasons to hold us down. Quick and prompt service delivery will be our watch word,” he said.
The former Osun SSG then pointed out that It was leaders that had sincerity of purpose and commitment to service, that could break the jinx of economy doldrums the state currently finds itself.
Meanwhile, he has reiterated his call on the need for peaceful conduct at the August 9,polls,insisting that violence would do no one any good.