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The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Hon Adekunle Akinlade has declared that his approach to governance will be different to that of his political godfather, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
The APM flag bearer said this during an interactive session with workers under the umbrella of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Akinlade who stressed that although his approach will be different from that of the governor but added that in terms development, he will do just like his political master and even better.
The governorship candidate who promised to build a befitting secretariat for the TUC also promised that the sitting governor will ensure he pays every outstanding area of deductions, pension among others.
He also vowed that over 25,000 jobs will be created for the people outside government.
His word, “you all will see the way my own government will be when you look at the government which Senator Amosun inherited you will notice that he had little space to do so many things and he had so much in his mind to achieve.
“surely, things will be different, so many people have told me different things, some said although I (Akinlade) am a good person but the person through whom I am coming is an issue. But, I have told them that my own government will be different but in terms of development, I will do like him even better than he had done.
” you can go to where I have served before and ask about me, either at the state or federal level and presently I have grown more mature, I have always being people friendly and that has kept me growing from grace to grace.
“While I was at the Ogun state internal revenue service (OGIRS), I meet hundreds of people as casual worker, some of them have been there six to seven years and when we are about to employ new workers, I personally fought for them to be employed as a worker in the ministry.”
Speaking on government/labour alliance, Akinlade promised to interface with the labour union on a regular basis if elected.
“It shouldn’t be a problem for any serious government to build the union’s secretariat and I will do so when I emerge, Insha Allah, although, I don’t want to make too many promises here today.
“I will ensure that we consult you on who becomes the next commissioner for Youths and Sports so, by the next four years if God helps me to be seeking re-election, it is that commissioner who you will pick, that will be speaking and not me.”