All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has said that chief among reasons he is aspiring to govern the state is the need to restore prosperity to the land and its people.

Chief Olusola Oke,
Chief Olusola Oke,

Oke, who said the present Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state had reversed all traces of development in the state and left the people impoverished and yearning for change, expressed confidence that APC government would redress all the ills.

The APC governorship hopeful, who spoke in Owo during a tour of the council area ahead of the forthcoming party primaries, said the party needed to field a candidate who has the people’s support to win election and the experience to turn the sorry situation of the state around.

Oke, who said that the fate of the party as far as the choice of the flagbearer was concerned rested with the delegates and the great leaders of APC, charged them to put sentiments aside and as well shun moneybag politics, but to ensure emergence of a candidate who has the capacity to deliver the state for the party.

He told the delegates from the council area: “There are many APC aspirants. They are all great men. But what we need is a candidate that can dismantle PDP.

While canvassing the delegates’ votes, he said: “I am the one that the cap fits. If I get the ticket today, PDP will continue to wax out.

“The only question on our lips now should be – who can give us victory? What I am saying is that I have the experience. I have the capability. Everybody in the state, APC and non APC members alike, are saying ‘Oke is okay’. I have appeal across parties.

Oke assured that he would dedicate his life to the service of the state and as well be committed to the economic wellbeing of the state and its people. While admonishing the party leaders and delegates on the need to be together as one, Oke said APC will deliver good governance to the people.

The APC governorship hopeful, who promised that revival of the moribund industries in the state would be his priority, assured that his administration would revisit the Olokola and Deep Seaport projects to attract viable investors and as well establish medium scale industries in the three senatorial districts of the state.