Adebutu nominated as Ogun state PDP flag bearer

The Chairman of our great party in Ogun State,
Distinguished Party Leaders,
Independent National Electoral Commission
The Security Operatives
Members of the Press
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.
I give thanks and Glory to Almighty God for bringing us this
far, so much water has passed under the bridge. We have
surmounted daunting challenges to be here today. Today,
our party members in Ogun State have spoken unanimously
and loudly. I am honoured and humbled by my nomination
as the governorship candidate of our great party, (the PDP)
in the forthcoming general election. I am grateful and
appreciate you all. I commend our party members for
remaining steadfast and courageous all these years, that,
have enabled us to arrive at this point today. However, as
we head to the general election we need to be more united
to restore hope to our people. Peace amongst us has
become more imperative than ever to enable our party win
at all levels in 2019. Our dear Ogun State is in dire need of
urgent surgical rescue in view of the retrogression that have
been witnessed in the last few years.
A most cynical and retrogressive mode of politics and
governance has become entrenched in the last 7 years in
our dear state. The financially disadvantaged and the
vulnerable are more marginalised, traditional institutions
have been desecrated, the middle class decimated,
businesses and investors have been scared away and our
common patrimony recklessly mismanaged. We must leave
this wilderness of underdevelopment and move to the oasis
of peace, good governance and rapid development of our
dear State. With your support and the mandate of our
people, a government headed by me shall with the utmost
urgency undertake and provide high quality, sustainable
infrastructure across the state while innovative sources of
funding these critical assets shall be developed. Our main
areas of intervention shall be:
• Power: Electricity is the engine room of modern
development. Epileptic power supply have slow economic
growth and created unmanageable unemployment in our
state . Even though power is a Federal Government
responsibility. We shall engage the private sector to build
independent power plants for the state, while Ogun State
government deploy its resources for rural electrification to
create the necessary synergy, transition and integration of
the rural-urban economies in our state.
• Roads. The private sector shall be intrinsic to the High
quality roads that will be built across the state. The roads
shall be designed in such a way that all rural roads are
connected to secondary roads which are in turn connected
to major/highways. We will reform and remodel the traffic
flow along major traffic congestion points in the state rather
than build I’ll conceived bridges. A robust and sustainable
way to maintain all our roads will also be developed.
• Water Resources. Access to public water supply shall be a
priority to us. We shall revamp all existing water schemes,
construct new mini water schemes and motorised
boreholes. And invest in the infrastructure to supply water to
homes and businesses.
• Education: We now live in a digitalised world. Only a people
that are highly educated can compete in the future. We will
promote a policy on STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Mathematics) and ensure that the education
system remains relevant to the needs of the society through
periodic curriculum review. Our educational institutions shall
be adequately funded. We shall guarantee access to at least
minimum education for all citizens of our state whatever
their station in Life. While also placing emphasis on the
quality of life of those vested with the duty to imparting the
• Healthcare: A healthy people is a wealthy people. All
available medical facilities shall be made to function
optimally for the people. Rural healthcare centres and
general hospitals shall be renovated, and a tertiary medical
facility built for advanced referrals. A model healthcare
financing scheme incorporating the private sector NHIS,
USAID, World bank and NGOs shall be developed for our
state. Thus encouraging local medical tourism rather than
the international variant we see today.
• Functional and Liveable Environment: Our cities, town and
villages shall become whole and more liveable again. The
amorphous and haphazard growth of towns and cities shall
be ordered. A planning structure that integrates our cultural
heritage and environmental sustainability with emphasis on
adequate sanitation facilities shall be put in place for the
• Security: Insecurity is a product of many variables. While
collaborating and providing logistic support for all security
agencies. The underlying factors of unemployment, lack of
access to support capital for small businesses and
entrepreneurs shall be addressed through investment in
critical sectors of the Ogun State economy and most
importantly creating an enabling environment .
• Economy: We shall promote and create a thriving and
sustainable economy that will engender significant and
unique value, stimulate attraction to customers, investors
and visitors as a destination of choice for engaging and
profitable ventures. We will put tourism back as a preferred
sector of the economy and as a viable dynamic tool for the
generation of desired foreign and local investments for the
sustainable growth of the state economy, utilising the
private sector as the major driver. Industrial Zones will be
created throughout the state in line with the geo – economic
zones that will serve as growth poles to facilitate industrial
development. We shall encourage and invest heavily in the
agricultural value chain to harness the deep potential
inherent in that sector. Linkages that brings young investors
and entrepreneurs and local and foreign funding shall be put
in place. SMEs is the bedrock of any economy; this sector
shall have a deserved full attention.
• Simplified Approval Process: We will ensure that
applications for Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) in respect
of industrial land are approved within 90 days without delay
to facilitate early take-off of projects. All business and
regulatory approvals shall be simplified and obtainable
within a very short time to ease the cost of doing business in
our State and attract local and foreign investors. While also
removing the curse of multiple taxes and levies.
• Rule of Law. Our government shall be built upon the rule of
law and democratic values. We shall ensure that all laws
and processes are followed in the workings of our
government. The Judiciary shall be actively supported to
carry out its constitutional role. Our laws shall be reformed
to meet present and future challenges, to attract local and
foreign investment and simplify the dispute resolution
process. The judiciary shall in all sense of the word become
truly independent.
• Finances: To me government and leadership is a trust. Its
resources must be deployed for the benefit of the people.
This is sacred and shall always be followed. Compassion
shall be our compass As I am certain those that truly have
this must find it difficult to appropriate public funds.
As I conclude, I must again express my profound gratitude
to the National leadership of our great party, Our leaders in
Ogun state, members of the State Executive Committee, all
the local governments and various ward executive members,
the elected and statutory delegates and of course all the
party faithful across the state for their unrelenting supports
at all time. By the special grace of God, our party will
emerge victorious come February and March 2019 Thereby
restoring hope for a better future and life more prosperous.
Thank you all. God bless Nigeria and God bless Ogun state.

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