One of the major aspirants to the House of Representatives under the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Ondo State, Commander Olatunde Giwa-Daramola has expressed dissatisfaction over the backwardness of the Akoko land in the areas of development.
Speaking with journalists during the burial ceremony of the elder sister of the newly appointed Governing Council Chairman of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, (RUGIPO), Mr Banji Alabi, Commander Giwa-Daramola attributed this to the insensitivity of politicians representing the area over time.
According to him, most of the infrastructural facilities found in other parts of the state, such as good road networks, street lights, housing estates and government reservation areas (GRA) among others can not be found in any part of Akoko land.
The retired naval officer promised to use his wide connections and goodwill to bring succour to the area, if elected in the forth coming general election.
“I have tranversed the length and breadth of Ondo State and discovered that Akoko has been relegated to the background in the scheme of things, especially in terms of development”, he stressed.
“This is not good for my people. Enough of politics of personal interest. This is the time for inclusive representation and development, which I have promised to effect, if given a chance”
Speaking further, he stated that his advent in politics is to effect a paradigm shift by ensuring that the Akoko Northwest and Akoko Northeast federal constituency which he intends to represent will no longer be short-changed.
Expressing confidence in the administration of Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu to lift the state out of the woods, Giwa-Daramola promised to leverage on his relationship with the people in government and business world to engender accelerated development in Akoko land.
By Sunday Afolayan, Owo