Senator Iyiola Omisore, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, says the party will replicate its victory in the June 21 Ekiti governorship election.
Omisore told NAN in Abuja on Sunday: “We will take over Osun State through the polls by God’s grace.”
The Osun election is scheduled for August 9, 2014.
He said the PDP would win Osun governorship election “decisively” because of the “perceptible failures” of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration in all spheres of government endeavours.
Aregbesola is of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Omisore said: “Till today, 87 per cent of Osun State has not witnessed any meaningful development at all.
“The noise about road constructions is only limited to only two major roads; all the township roads and other federal government roads are abandoned.
“During our campaigns, we were forced to travel on very bad roads to reach the people.
“Besides, the APC-government in Osun has bastardised the education sector of the state.
“In fact, a couple of months ago, we asked Aregbesola to do away with his `Opon Imo’ (computers distributed to students under the government’s e-learning programme).
“He spent about N8.4 billion on the scheme. Opon Imo has few subjects with 87.4 per cent errors. There is no single illustrative diagram or graph in Opon Imo.
“There is no single figure in its graph mathematics; there is no diagram for science subjects in Opon Imo. The same goes for all the students in JSS 1 to JSS 3.
“So, there is a real confusion and the people of the state are fed up with it.”
Omisore said the APC government had wilfully foisted a state of despondency on the citizens of the state because of its maladministration.
He vowed to correct the anomaly if he was voted into power.
“With my experience as a former deputy governor and a senator for eight years; I believe I am the most suited for the job.
“The main thrust of my administration’s policy will be on job creation, quality education, human capital development, infrastructure, health, roads, agriculture and commerce,’’ he added.
Omisore reiterated that he was on a “rescue mission” to bring good governance and pragmatic development to Osun and its citizens.
He said that his eight cardinal programmes were aimed at promoting education, infrastructural development, transparency and accountability in governance, grassroots development and growth of the education sector, among others.
“Our primary focus will be on improving the wellbeing and social safety of the people; wealth creation and pensionable employment; agriculture, food security and rural development; peace and security and public service administration.
“We are going to fight poverty by giving young graduates jobs; we will also create small and medium scale enterprises to empower the people,” he added.
In the area of education, the governorship candidate said that if voted into power, his government would invest massively in the education sector because of his belief that any investment in the development of education was a worthwhile venture.
“We are going to restore the quality of education in Osun State. The management of public schools will be ceded to their original owners, if the people so desire.
“The one-uniform policy of the government for all schools in the state will be abrogated and our women selling cloths and sewing school uniforms will be back in business,” he said.