A governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun state, Engr. Adelere Oriolowo, has said he has the requisite experience and competencies to flag the party’s flag to the September 22nd gubernatorial election.
Oriolowo said he has the best experience to lead the state and asked that he should be voted for to clinch APC ticket.
He warned that if competent person did not succeed incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the state would either go backward or remain stagnant.
The Osun state project coordinator of Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP 11), made this known while addressing members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Osogbo, on Tuesday.
While describing as mere rumour the speculation that Governor Aregbesola had anointed candidate for the party in the coming election, Oriolowo said, “it is mere rumour. My principal, Aregbesola that I know is not anointing anybody and he has never said it anywhere.”
He maintained that political experience is not enough to be Governor of a state, but technical expertise, project management, interpersonal relations and cognitive problem solving, are as well needed to succeed.
Commending Governor Aregbesola for laying good foundation by providing security environment, Oriolowo promised to further the developmental projects by bringing investors to the state.
He also boasted that his experience all over the world would count much, adding that zoning would also favour him.
He noted that the East Senatorial District has produced four governors and four deputies, and the Central has also produced three governors and three deputies.
“Apparently, West has not been Governor because Senator Isiaka Adeleke has not done two years before his government was truncated by military juntas”, he added.
He said RAMP under his supervision has been ranked best in terms of performance, saying “as a result of Mr Governor’s commitment, the state of Osun did not only emerge as one of the five participating states in the Federation, it has been adjudged the foremost RAMP state in the country.
He said a total of 214.14km rural roads were rehabilitated throughout the nooks and crannies of the state.