Deji Adebayo, Akure
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the October 10 election in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has dismissed speculations making the round that Idanre lands will be taken over by Akure if he become the governor of the state.
Jegede gave the assurance when he visited the palaces of the monarch of Idanre kingdom, at Alade-Idanre, the Alade Okun, Oba Olusegun Akinbola, and that of Owa of Idanre kingdom, Oba Federick Aroloye, when he visited the communities as part of his campaign tour.
According to him, “I am a Senior Advocate. I am not after your lands. Please ignore all these concocted stories from our opponents, who are feeling threatened about your decision to vote for PDP in Saturday’s election.
“Yes, I am from Akure but I have lived all my life enjoying the good relationship between Idanre and Akure and we should not allow these detractors to create disaffection between us in the name of politics.
“I am not a land grabber and I am not pedestrian in thinking, by the grace of God.”
Jegede also assured his intimidating supporters who came out to receive him despite a heavy downpour, saying, he would do his possible best to alleviate the sufferings of the masses.
He promised to put in place basic amenities like road, light, water, affordable healthcare, and quality and bearable educational fee currently lacking in Idanre, its environs and Ondo state in general.
Oba Federick Aroloye urged the candidate to assist the communities in Idanre Kingdom by fixing their deplorable roads, especially the road linking Idanre with Ofosu, noting the numerous economic viability of such road.