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Ondo poll: Group vows to support candidate with people-oriented agenda



Ondo poll: Group vows to support candidate with people-oriented agenda

Coalition 2020, a non-political group in Ondo State, has vowed to support any candidate who is ready to be a servant leader and not a ruler in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Akin Akinbobola, Chairman of the Coalition, said this on Monday in Akure while speaking with journalists on the Oct. 10 governorship election.

He said that Coalition 2020 comprised of representatives of 37 registered political parties, transport workers unions, market women, artisans, labour unions, professional associations and other relevant groups across the state.

Akinbobola explained that all the governorship candidates would be subjected to scrutiny with a view to identifying those ready to serve and bring good governance to the state.

According to him, the coalition has the sole aim of seeing to what can be done to bring about real change to enhance dividends of democracy in the state.

“All those that are contesting must be ready to interface with Ondo State people. We need a governor that will respect people by carrying them along and those who will see power in people, and not for themselves.

“We must not fall victim of deceit. People must not take us for a ride, and they have to serve us.

“The bottom line is that we need a servant and not a ruler for the state.

“At the moment, Coalition 2020 has no candidate. We remain neutral and unbiased until the scrutiny of all the candidates is done,” he said.

Akinbobola said that people of the state needed a governor that would  take them to the real next level so that the people could feel good governance.

“It is not right for the citizens to spend money on what government should provide,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Akinbobola as saying at the news conference.

NAN reports that other leaders of the coalition present included Chief Samson Obanibi, Publicity Secretary, Sikiru Adetona, Secretary and Mrs Nifemi Aregbesola, governorship candidate for All Grassroots Alliance.

Edited By: Muftau Adediran/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)


Mufutau Ogunyemi: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

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