A governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State October 10 election, Mr Godday Tony Erewa, has vowed that the party will shock the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by defeating it in the polls.
This is just as he promised to harmonise opportunities in the aviation and agricultural sectors to boost the state’s economy if elected the governor to replace Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Erewa made the pledge while speaking with newsmen shortly after obtaining his expression of interest and nomination forms at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.
The governorship hopeful said that as a technocrat, he had successfully run different businesses and organisations and would use his experiences and capability to turn the fortune of the state around.
“I have knowledge of modern agriculture and I will ensure that mechanised farming takes centre stage when I become governor.
“This will be better than the white-collar job that people are seeking.
“I will build a stadium in each of the three senatorial districts that will attract investors and attract international matches,’’ Erewa said.
He also pledged to transform the domestic airport at Akure, the state capital into an international one so as to make it possible for international flights to land and take off from there.
“This will bring a lot of international businesses into the state.
“It will also interest you to know that Ondo state has the largest coastal land (onshore) in the whole of West Africa and we will convert this into a tourist attraction.’’
The aspirant also pledged to review the state’s primary education sector to deliver quality education to the people.
Erewa, who expressed optimism that PDPwould win the state governorship election, however, promised that all aspirants would work together for whoever emerged as the party’s candidate.
He also expressed optimism that he had what it takes to deliver Ondo state to the PDP at the Oct. 10 poll.
“We will put everything in place, put all hands on deck, move to all nooks and crannies of the state to propagate the story and sell our manifesto to the electorate.
“I believe they will vote for us and the PDP will win the forthcoming election in Ondo state.
“I know we are an opposition party but I have what it takes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and give our people better lives,’’ he said.