Ogun State AAC Guber Candidate, Eniola Otasanya-Martins Warns Against Votes Selling
The people of Totoro in Owuland, Abeokuta, Ogun State have been warned against selling their votes during elections.
Addressing the people of the area during a community meeting recently, the gubernatorial candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mrs. Eniola Otasanya-Martins declared that to make Ogun State great and comfortable to all and sundry, the people of the state must desist from selling their votes.
The governorship candidate said that the people’s votes were their inalienable right and the most important way to install leaders, who determine the condition and the fortune of the state.
Otasanya-Martins enjoined the people to resist vote buying by “frustrated and power hungry politicians whose major interest is to become godfathers to the detriment of the state.”
She also reiterated that whoever was desperate had a personal agenda and would be willing to negotiate to become whatever he desired and that at the end of it all, whenever the people were deprived of their monumental right as citizens, the person would stand on having paid them before and during election.
“Therefore, what would matter to them would be to have their return on investments and pay back their political investors, who sponsored them to power,” she said.
While answering questions on the empowerment of women, the youth, widow and the aged, Otasanya-Martins stated that an inclusive government that would be provided by the AAC had a well defined scheme of economic plan and manifestoes, and that their aim was to ensure prosperity for all if voted into power.
She promised to make the aged, who were not under any pension scheme, enjoy their old age through the provision of welfare packages every month end.
The governorship candidate promised that the youth and sport ministry will be elevated to keep the youth busy so that they could be useful to themselves and the state.
The deputy gubernatorial candidate of the party for the state, Hon. Boye Akinwunmi told the people of the area that leadership was not as difficult as some people made it to be.
Akinwunmi said that what made leadership difficult was because the people were not enthusiastic about how government is run, and that much would not be achieved on the economy, when people keep singing praises of the leaders instead of asking questions.
He promised that the AAC would run a community-based government, where the people would determine what is good for them and that their representative in every locality would monitor the execution of such projects, which would be supervised by government agencies if voted for in the state in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
On education, he noted that the state of the schools in the state was poor.
He recalled that he also schooled in Abeokuta in the 80s and that the total number of students in a class in the school he attended was 30 – 35 compared to the current 150 – 200 per class.
“What do we expect from students, who are learning in such a ridiculous environment?”
“The results of the last West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) indicated that Ogun State is now number 22 in the country. “This is a state that came first in the same examination for so many years.
“We have to do it together and make Ogun State the best as it used to be before it was bastardised,” he said.