Gbenga Akintola, candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the Osun state governorship election, says the level of poverty in the state is troubling.
In a statement issued on his behalf by Niyi Omotoso, his media aide, Akintola said he was working towards making Osun to become a prosperous state and the food basket of the nation once again.
He also wished Muslim faithful a happy Sallah celebration.
‘The sacrificial spirit of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham as Christians would call him is what we need in Osun state right now as there is so much work to done which we have resolved to do through various programs and strategies already mapped for the general welfare of the indigene of Osun state once we are voted into power,” he said.
“What we are working towards is a situation where every Osun state indigene would afford to kill rams every month and enough foods drinks and meat to be shared on daily basis in every household.
“The situation in Osun state today is so pathetic that a politician counts it as an achievement for giving our children an egg a day.
“This is despicable and it’s a sign of a failed state if families can no longer to provide food for their households. We have a lot to do and to correct that is why we called our campaign slogan as ‘Atunse 2018’. We need to correct these anomalies and we are ready to sacrifice our own comfort in making sure that every ‘Osunian’ is able to put food on their table not only during festive periods but every other day.”