An aspirant in the forthcoming local government election in Ibadan North Local Government of Oyo State, Mr. Oluwaseun Olufade has disclosed that his victory is certain, saying that his pedigree and antecedents make him stands out among other contestants.
Olufade, who is contesting for the chairmanship seat of Ibadan North Local Government while speaking with journalists over the week in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital noted that he will embark on programs that will impact positively on the youths, women and less privileged in the local government if voted as the chairmanship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the local government.
Recall that the Oyo State Independent National Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) announced May 15 for the conduct of the Local government election into the 33 local government of the state, as part of efforts to emerge as the candidate of his party, Olufade has embarked on house to house tour of all the wards in Ibadan North local government.
Olufade, while speaking on what he intends to bring on board if he eventually becomes the LG boss, maintained that he shall follow the footsteps of Governor Seyi Makinde by replicating the four cardinal pillars of the present government at the grassroots level and also increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the council, improve on security, education and as well as reduce vehicular traffic gridlocks currently bedeviling major roads within the local government.
“The election is going to be free and fair election because PDP is not going to impose candidate on anybody, we have gone for the screening, the governor has given us a level playing ground for us to market ourselves to the people of the state, what is paramount to the governor is for the best candidate to emerged,” Olufade stated.
He however, applauded governor Seyi Makinde for deciding to conduct the local government poll in less than two years upon assumption of office as the governor of the state, describing the step as a fulfillment of one of the governor’s election promises during campaign which he noted was “promise made, promise kept.”
He therefore, called on other contestants in the election to take things easy, adding that the forthcoming election should not be a do or die affairs if truly they were going there to serve the people.
“Any political office should not be a source of livelihood for anybody, if our intention is true that we are going there to represent our people, the interest of the people should come first, we should support anybody that emerged, the interest of the people is very important.” He concluded.