7.2 C
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Nigeria: Ekiti 2022 – Six Candidates Square Up in Governorship Debate

Must read

The Ekiti governorship election holds on July 19 and 16 candidates will likely be on the poll.

Six governorship candidates within the race to succeed Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State got here nose to nose in a debate about their plans and insurance policies if elected into workplace.

The Ekiti governorship election holds on July 19 and 16 candidates will likely be on the poll.

The candidates who participated in Sunday’s debate are: Oluwole Oluyede of the African Democratic Congress (ADC); Kemi Elebute Halle of the Motion Democratic Get together (ADP); Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Olabisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP); former Governor Segun Oni, Social Democratic Get together (SDP) and Ranti Ajayi from the Younger Progressives Get together (YPP).

Segun Oni – SDP

Mr Oni promised to focus his consideration on job creation.

He stated he’ll create 100,000 jobs in his first yr in workplace if returned as governor of the state.

“In our first yr, we should create not less than 100,000 jobs. We are going to go into livestock and fisheries the place we all know there’s a prepared market,” he stated.

Mr Oni stated livestock and fisheries “can soak up a lot.”

“We had a fishery programme once I was governor earlier than and it succeeded a lot. For each entrepreneur we graduate, it’s a minimal of 5 jobs for individuals who will work with them.”

Debo Ajayi – YPP

The candidate of the Younger Progressives Get together (YPP), Debo Ajayi, emphasised wealth creation.

When requested on how one can obtain this feat, Mr Ajayi stated having served as a former commissioner for funds, he understands the funds of Ekiti and the data will likely be put to make use of.

“We are going to do all the things doable to make our non-public sector vibrant and affluent, in order that tax income will improve.

“Bringing in traders as an actuary, as a worldwide individual, I’ve the capability and profile to draw traders to Ekiti,” the ex-commissioner for Price range & Financial Planning stated.

Talking on how immediate cost of pension and gratuity will likely be ensured, Mr Ajayi stated, “I’m an Actuary. We actuaries, our experience is in pension and I’m the one one certified professionally with schooling background and expertise to cope with pension issues in Ekiti State.

“So the pensioners will do nicely with me as governor in Ekiti.”

Kemi Elebute-Halle – ADP

The African Democratic Get together candidate, Kemi Elebute-Halle, stated she is going to prioritise safety if elected governor of the state.

The only real feminine candidate within the election, Mrs Elebute-Halle, joined the talk after it had began.

“A supposedly protecting officer detonated an explosive and this bought over 100 folks wounded. So I went to the hospital immediately and that was why I got here late to this place.

“As governor, I’ve on my agenda to sort out safety headlong.

“In our plan, we are going to sort out safety by partaking the youths and sensitizing our safety personnel.”

Bisi Kolawole – PDP

The candidate of the PDP, Bisi Kolawole, who was confronted with allegation that he may be a stooge, as a result of his alliance with the previous governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, stated he has at all times been an independent-minded individual.

He added that, “If in search of recommendation from skilled folks makes you a stooge, then let it’s.”

Wole Oluyede – ADC

Additionally, the candidate of the ADC, Wole Oluyede, stated he’s within the contest to appropriate many wrongs within the state.

Mr Oluyede, a medical physician, expressed worries on the financial state of affairs of the state, significantly within the well being sector.

“I’m apprehensive that the economic system of Ekiti is de facto not going the way in which it ought to go. Persons are complaining, the well being sector just isn’t nicely, there isn’t a productive economic system, some salaries are owed, pensioners haven’t been paid.