Aspirant for the House of Representatives in Akure North/South federal constituency, Hon. Dare Aliu, has promised to lead agitation for the immediate construction and dualisation of the three major roads that connect Ondo State with neighbouring states.
Aliu stated this in a response to a Facebook post by a youth group, Akure Youths Online Group (AYOG), in which it expressed confidence in Aliu’s ability to deliver, if elected.
Lamenting the bad state of roads in Ondo State, Aliu stated that the federal roads are worsted having been completely neglected.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, who thanked the youths for the confidence reposed in him, noted, “Without doubt, Ondo State is not getting its due share in the scheme of things in Nigeria.
“Take for instance, the deplorable condition of federal roads in the state.
“If elected, I have it as an urgent assignment, to immediately push for the construction of Akure/Ado-Ekiti Road; Ijesha/Akure/Benin Road, and Akure/Ondo/Ore Road.
“The single lanes of these respective roads, coupled with their bad state, have claimed many lives in what would have been preventable auto crashes.
“Besides, the bad condition of the roads has whittled down the economic impact which the industrious nature of our rural farmers would have created, as they find it very costly and herculean transporting their farm products to the urban centres.”
Aliu added that he would also work with people of like minds and the requisite federal government organs to influence the siting of federal projects in Ondo State, to reduce unemployment.
“You all can recall my passion for youths’ employment as exemplified in my activities, both when I was a personal assistant to former Governor Segun Mimiko and when I was the chairman at the Ondo State Signage and Advertisement Agency, under his leadership”.
The aspirant particularly commended the recently conducted Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing its peaceful conduct and decorum as clear indication that “our dear party is well determined to reclaim its lost glory through any future election, going forward”.
He said the Nigerian masses have now seen the difference between the PDP administration and the current ruling party, “and are now ready to make a U-turn”.