Prof. Soji Adejumo, governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Oyo State, has slammed the Abiola Ajimobi-led government in the state for lacking accountability.
“Also, I don’ t see any reason why Ajimobi’ s gonment would destroy people’ s investments in the name of beautification without providing an alternative means of livelihood for them, ” he said .
He promised to transform the state into the food basket of the nation if elected in 2015.
“Oyo has 28 ,700 kilometres of cultivable farmland and there is no reason why the state could not be turned into the food basket of the nation,” he said.
Speaking yesterday in Ibadan, Adejumo promised to promote sustainable development if elected in 2015. The former Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) during the Adebayo Alao Akala-led administration made the promise while speaking at the “Aspirants’ Forum” of the Oyo NUJ Correspondents Chapel in Ibadan .
He said the state had the resources to harness its agricultural , industrial and economic potentials. The current administration in the state, he said, with the resources at his disposal should be able to embark on more initiatives than road expansion and urban renewal projects.
He, however, commended the state government for constructing some roads and expanding others . Adejumo expressed optimism that the factions in the state ’ s PDP would resolve to work together ahead of the 2015 general elections.
He also said he had intimated his former boss, Adebayo Alao – Akala , of his plans to contest the governorship election in 2015 .
“At this stage of my life , I will never be an errand boy to any opponent.
“Alao-Akala and all of us running are qualified, so there is no way I will sacrifice my ambition for anybody . We all have the right to run for the office , ” he said.