By Fisayo Akinduro
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State chapter, Engr Ade Adetimehin has described as God-sent the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
He said the governor’s achievements so far are very outstanding and commendable. He noted that since the advent of the administration of Akeredolu in the State on February 24, 2016, no civil servant in the state is being own salaries anymore.
The public sector workers, according to him, no longer nurse the fears of not being paid at the end of the month. This he said was made possible through concerted planing and concern for the state workforce by the Governor.
According to a release signed by the Director of Publicity of APC, Ondo State, Steve Otaloro, Adetimehin commended the governor on the various ongoing road construction projects in various parts of the state in spite of the meagre resources available after payment of salaries and other sundry matters necessary for the running of the government are deducted.
He, however, tasked the workers that such good gesture from the government to them must also receive commensurate reward from them by putting in extra effort in their duties for the overall development of the state.
Adetimehin made these statements at the party secretariat in Akure while receiving hundreds of defectors from the Social Democratic Party, SDP, led by Bosun Ogunleye and other members from the party in Akure South Local Government area into the All Progressives Congress.
Adetimehin, who told the APC chairman in Akure South local government to make sure the new members are quickly integrated into the party in their various wards and also ensure issuance of APC party membership cards to all the new members as soon as possible.
The former youth leader of SDP in the State and leader of the defectors, Mr Bosun Ogunleye in his speech gave Arakunrin Akeredolu’s track record as reason for their defection into the party.
. He commended the Governor for his laudable projects and regular payment of workers’ salaries. He said Arakunrin is a man of vision, describing APC as a party for today, tomorrow and that will forever remain relevant in the country’s political firmament.
Bosun Ogunleye, thanked the APC chairman, Engr Adetimehin for playing host to them in the absence of the Governor whom the chairman had earlier said was unavoidably absent due to engagement outside the state and was asked to represent him.
Ogunleye led other notable figures from SDP into APC including Akingbade Ayoola, Abegunde Bola, Ogbonna Mary, Olumide Isaac, Olajide Joy, Ogunleye Alaba, Bobade Omotade, Ajayi Taiwo, Ibukun Abosede, Adebusuyi Sunday, Owolabi Bamidele, Akinduro Bukola and host of other prominent members of the SDP in Akure South LG.
He, however, assured Adetimehin that they will abide by the rules and regulations of their new party and work assiduously towards the victory of the party in any elections.