Lagos Indicator | ACN aspirant pledges 40,000 jobs in Ondo
ACN aspirant pledges 40,000 jobs in Ondo
18 June, 2012
An Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Abraham has promised to create jobs for 40,000 people who are indigenous to the state if he emerges the party candidate and wins the October 20, 2012 gubernatorial election.
Abraham disclosed this while receiving thousands of members of Labour Party (LP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the ACN at Ikare, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area.
The defectors, who were led by two chieftains of LP, Alhaji Abu Kolade and a local government chairmanship aspirant on the platform of LP, Mr. Olabode Bakare disclosed that they decided to defect to ACN following the impact of Abraham on the community.
They also said that they pitched their tents with the party just because he was the only aspirant who hailed from Ikare-Akoko.
Kolade said Abraham has been endorsed by the majority of Akoko and Ikare people as a result of his impact on the lives of people of the communities.
He said: “Students have been benefiting from Abraham’s scholarship scheme in the past 10 years. Some of them are now overseas while some are in top positions in Nigeria. He also donated building materials when rainstorm wreaked havoc in the community.
“Most of us have benefited from him in one way or the other, as he is the first Ikare son to vie for governorship position in the state. Governor Olusegun Mimiko only brought sadness to our people through the destruction of houses and shops,” he said.
Abraham said he was disturbed about the increasing number of jobless youths who roam the streets.
“If I am elected as governor of Ondo State, my government will focus on job creation for the people. Our people must be engaged in productive ventures in order to reduce the increasing rate of hoodlums in the state. You all witnessed what happened at the late Adebayo Adefarati’s memorial lecture in Akure where some youths were hired by the LP-controlled government to disrupt the programme.
culled from www.thenationonline.net
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