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I will recue Ogun from current APC maladministration – ADC’s Otegbeye


By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun State,  Biyi Otegbeye has stated that his goal is to rescue the State from what he said is ‘current maladministration’ of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

Otegbeye disclosed this at a news conference in Abeokuta, 24hours after his candidacy was restored by the Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State.

He said the current administration has derailed from the developmental blueprint of previous administrations.

He accused APC of filing 21 lawsuits challenging his candidacy at the court, saying the action of the petitioners was a clear indication that the ruling APC ran out of ideas, hence the desperate effort to take him out of the ballots.

He further said the alleged attempt by Governor Abiodun to grab the people’s mandate by running away from legitimate competition was a mockery of democracy.

Otegbeye stated that his administration’s development plan will be built on  sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targeting to record a subnational GDP growth of 10% annually within 24 months in order to put the state on the path of prosperity.

His words: “To our consternation, twenty-five lawsuits were filed against us, apparently to preclude us from contesting the March 11th, 2023 elections. It is clear that the ruling APC have run out of ideas and the needed justification to demand the people’s mandate for a second term; hence the desperate effort, at taxpayers’ expense, to take us out of the ballot. Unfortunately, they have failed and must now test their much diminished popularity and integrity at the polls.
“It is unfortunate that in Ogun State today, not only is there a new order of misgovernance and maladministration, there is blatant attempt to reverse the gains of our democratic evolution as a nation – through schemes at eliminating electoral competition.
“Therefore, any attempt to grab the people’s mandate by running away from legitimate competition, is nothing but a mockery of democracy. The irredeemable outcomes of such unpopular emergence of transactional leaders are bad governance, corruption, lack of transparency and accountability – such as we have in our State today.
“Good people of Ogun State, I am glad that we are back on track and it is time to end the current decay and fix things right. I am not oblivious of how bad things have become and we shall not start with excuses when we assume office on May 29th 2023.
“Our agenda over the next four years is to fix Ogun State and repair the broken systems. It is clear that the current administration has not been honest and transparent in their dealing with the people. Furthermore, there is adherence to fiscal and budgetary discipline. We shall change this culture from day one.”