Each of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State is to pay a sum of N2.5m to pick a form of intention to contest in 2015 election.
One of the aspirants, Mr. Kayode Amusan, disclosed this on Monday shortly after he obtained his form of intention at the party secretariat in Oke Mosan area of Abeokuta.
The state’s party Secretary, Mr. Semiu Sodipo, confirmed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent, adding that two aspirants had already paid for the forms, the money which he said was non-refundable.
He said, “Two of the aspirants have paid and obtained their forms of intention to contest for the governorship election.”
Amusan later told journalists that he decided to seek the governorship seat in the state because of the complaints he reportedly received daily from residents of the state.
He said, “My intention to contest for the governorship seat was borne out of the fact that there have been complaints from the people as regards the collapsing economy of the state.
“When you look at the people, you will see them being increasingly impoverished, there is increase in poverty, high increase in the debt profile of the state and regular capital flight.”
On education, Amusan said the sector was gradually collapsing with most public schools dilapidated condition.
He said, “There is hike in school fees and most of the other sectors of the economy are being neglected.
“As a leader in this state, who had served in the House of Representatives for eight years, I listened to the problems of my people and I intend to find solutions to them.
“This is the major reason that informed my intention to seek the mandate of the people to become the governor of Ogun State in 2015, because I believe my mission is to rescue the people of the state.”
Amusan said he was ready to slug it out in the primary with other contestants which include a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, who are also said to be interested in the governorship race.