Prince Adebanjo Edema, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) today signified his interest to contest for governorship seat in Ondo State under the platform of his party.
Addressing journalists during a press briefing at Solton Hotel, Akure, Prince Edema said his vision to contest was borne out of his passion for the people of the state.
Edema who said he represents the link between the older generation and the young ones observed that his dream is to make Ondo State the best administered state in Nigeria.
According to him, an oopportunity to serve as Governor will facilitate a better future for the people through inclusive and qualitative education, good health care delivery, social protection, adoption of technology among others.
“I believe that the development of Ondo State must be such that all stakeholders are contributors. Every community will have a role to play. Ondo State has lots of potentials – we have rich natural, mineral and human resources and with good governance, Ondo State will become an industrial hub in Africa.
I believe I have what it takes to do better as I will provide my people with enabling environment”, he added just as he expressed strong hope in his emergence during the party’s primaries.
While noting that he will work with the people to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection, Prince Edema restated his commitment to equitable quality education for all levels saying irrespective of sex and age, children, youths and persons with disabilities will have access to life- long learning opportunities.
He also used the opportunity to highlight some of his blueprint for moving the state forward to include agricultural revolution and food security, industrialization, infrastructural development, youth development, human capacity and skill development among others.
On how the party intends to unseat the ruling party, Prince Edema said it is only the people that can defeat the power of incumbency and that he is the people’s choice as zoning which is in principle favours the emergence of a candidate from the South Senatorial districts of the state.
Prince Adebanjo Edema, a former Chairman of Ondo State Housing Corporation is a seasoned politician who has served in various capacities. He was the first Commissioner and Representative of Ondo State in Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC) now NDDC among others.