Pastor Oladare Amuda has won the primary election of Accord party to emerge its candidate in the November 26 gubernatorial election of Ondo state.

The primary was held at Helene Hotel, Akure and was conducted by the Deputy National Chairman of the party. Accreditation began at 11:00am and 158 delegates across the 18 Local Government areas of the state were accredited.

The primary election was contested by Pastor Oladare Amuda and Chief Oluwashina Akindele. Voting commenced by 2:30pm and was concluded at exactly 4:13pm. Pastor Amuda polled 141 votes to emerge candidate of the party while Chief Akindele garnered 17 votes.

The primary election was described by the Deputy National Chairman as the best and most transparent in the history of primary elections not only in Ondo state, but across the country. This much was corroborated by the co-contestant, Chief Oluwashina Akindele who openly embraced Pastor Amuda and accepted defeat. He attested to credible process of the election and described it as free from any form of manipulation.

In his acceptance speech, Amuda said the social contact between him and his party members would be a necessary background for the popular social contract between the people of the state and his humble self in come November 26, 2016. According to him,” to us come February 2017, we shall put in place a robust and concise administration that shall be closer and listen to the people. It shall be based on the principles of righteousness, oneness and shall not give it too many ceremonies.”

Amuda emphasized in the speech that the core values of his administration shall be integrity, honesty, dignity of labour, productivity, innovation, justice, equity and accountability. He said his vision shall be to strategically develop Ondo state infrastructure and human capital to achieving vision 20:2020 and 2030 global agenda. He further said, our mission shall be to adopt and adapt technology to drive and fast track the development of Ondo state human and natural resources in an environment compliant with good governance.

He however promised to leave Ondo state better than he would meet it if elected the governor come November 26. “The project shall be participatory in nature and of great importance shall be the establishment of an Economic and industrial team to make Ondo state comparable with Lagos and Ogun states. The public service of Ondo State shall become alive again and made to function as chariot of development” said Amuda.

Pastor Amuda thanked all the delegates that voted for him and the state national executive officers of the Accord party that ensured free, fair and most credible primary election.