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A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Erewa, has said that the “incumbency factor” will not work for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja shortly after obtaining his nomination documents, Erewa said the coming election would be fought on the basis of parties’ manifestos, rather than incumbency.
The aspirant said, “I believe this time around, PDP is going to win the election. We will put everything in place and put all hands on deck. We will move to every nook and cranny in the state to sell our manifesto to the electorate. I believe they will vote for us and the PDP will win the forthcoming election in Ondo state.
“I know we are an opposition party but I have what it takes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and give our people better lives.
“The people of Ondo state know my profile and they know the stuff I am made of. I am a technocrat. We are going to transform and industrialise the state, protect the state and its people. The least person on the street will feel the impact of our government”.
Erewa promised to focus on aviation, agriculture and tourism if elected, stressing that there would be less emphasis on white-collar jobs.
“We have an airport and it will interest you to know that once the airport is developed in conjuction with the relevant agencies, we are going to transform it into international standard, making it possible for international flights to land and take off from there. This will bring a lot of international businesses into the state.
“It will also interest you to know that Ondo state has the largest coastal land (onshore) in the whole of West Africa. We will convert this into tourist attraction. It will be tourist destination point for Delta, Ondo, and Ekiti, Kwara and other neighbouring states.
“In terms of aviation, the airport would serve Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Kogi and Kwara states. If people from these states are trooping into Akure for their international trips, we are going to do a lot of human capacity development. We are also going to look into our primary education sector as well. We will bring quality education to the doorsteps of our people”.