The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim (CFR) has promised to establish a down stream petroleum serving company known as Ondo Oil with about 180 servicing stations within a year of his administration if elected on November 26 Governorship poll.
The billionaire businessman made the promise at the palace of Olukare of Ikale, Oba Akadiri Momoh, when his campaign trail landed in the town for the Northern Senatorial mega rally to round up his campaigns in the six local government areas in the senatorial district.
The governorship hopeful told the royal father and the large crowd of supporters that gathered at the palace that most of the financial needs of the government could be met from returns made on sales of petroleum products from Ondo Oil Limited.
He said the one hundred and eighty filing station would be established through the eighteen local government areas with each council area having ten servicing stations in it locality.
“Your Majesty, if each council area had ten servicing stations and Ondo Oil with eleven million litres of premium motor spirit (PMS) makes a profit of six naira per litre, that will do a lot in payment of salaries, allowances and other sundry expenses.”
“I also promise to return your lost dignity, traditional values of old and the due respect the tradition institution have for our crowned heads; where we shall integrate your into the daily administration of our dear state with the cogent purpose of bringing government down to the grassroots,” the PDP candidate stated.
Oba Momoh, while praying for the success of the candidate in the next Saturday poll, preached peace and fairness before, during and after the poll, stressing that no development that take place in an atmosphere of rancour, chaos and uncertainty.
The campaign trail also moved to the palace of Owa-Ale of Ikale, Oba Samuel Adedoyin, with same message of hope, wealth creation and infrastructural development.
Jimoh Ibrahim reiterated his promise to set aside five percent of the state monthly Federal allocation as community development fund under the direct supervision of the monarchs as owners of the communities, who are the custodians of heritages and values.
He later addressed a large crowd of supporters at Ikare Cenotaph square, at Hospital junction, where he urged the electorate to vote for PDP.
He stressed that the party’s manifesto remains the most people friendly programmes among parties contesting in the poll.
The campaign trail is expected to move to the Central Senatorial District on Monday with rallies at Idanre, Ifedore, Akure North and Ondo East council areas.
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On the campaign trail of the PDP gubernatorial candidate were; the deputy governor candidate, Ebenezer Omotayo Alabi; the state PDP chairman, Prince Biyi Poroye, deputy state PDP chairman, Johnson Alabi; former Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Bakitta Olufowobi Bello, former deputy Speaker ODHA, Dare Emiola, Hon. Abiye Ademoyegun; Barrister Yomi Apata and former caretaker chairman of Idanre LGA, Hon. Sola Akinuli.