‘Accept OBJ criticism in good faith’
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Ekiti State, Dr. Bayo Orire, yesterday has said that 90 per cent of what Obasanjo raised in his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari were true, advising that the party should heed his, rather than resorting to criticism.
Orire, who spoke to reporters in Ado Ekiti, said: “former President Obasanjo is a nationalist, he loves this country and nobody can take that from him.
“He could as well settled privately those things he raised publicly with president Buhari. But our party leaders must study the issues raised and use them to the benefit of the nation.
“However, his proposed coalition may end up becoming stillborn, because most of the politicians there were those that had sucked Nigeria beyond normal. They have participated in the ruin and let him get a new set of people for the bidding if he actually means business.”
On the July 14 Ekiti governorship election in Ekiti, Orire told those relying on money to win the APC governorship ticket to bury such thought, saying the delegates are determined to reject them and vote for a sellable candidate.
Orire, a governorship aspirant and medical practitioner, said what the electorate are craving after the July 14 poll, was a home grown politician, who can fraternise freely with the grassroots and not those who have not contributed to the socio-economic development of the state.
“People have sold their future in the past and they have realize that the kind of leadership people now wanted is that of a home grown governor, who can understand the people and not a packaged leader that will end up disappointing the masses.’’
On his agenda for the people, Orire said he would strengthen the state via economic rebirth, civil reengineering and rebranding of the culture and integrity of an average Ekiti people.
“I will give Ekiti 100 million stands of cocoa, 50 million of palm tree apart from improving animal husbandry and fishery within four years.
“I will revive the moribund industries like Road Maintenance Company in Igbemo Ekiti and Ire Burnt Brick through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to increase production and generate money.
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