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The governorship candidate of the Alliance Democracy (AD) in Ogun, Seyi Olufade, on Sunday, declared that Gov Ibikunle Amosun’s popularity and acceptability in the state has waned.
Olufade, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta, said the scientific survey carried out by his company indicated that the acceptability of the incumbent had seriously declined.
He said besides the crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, Amosun’s personality may not win the governorship elections in 2019.
The 39-year-old candidate, who hails from Ilaro, claimed that the results of the survey carried out between May and July revealed that 76 per cent of the respondents in the questionnaires were fed up with the governor and his administration.
Olufade, an aide to the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El Rufai, added that the people would likely not support whoever the governor presents as a candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election.
He noted that the results of the survey made him change his platform to contest the election.
He, however, said he opted for the AD because it remained the only party with pure progressive ideology and structure across the state
“Our party will leverage on the demographic reality of 65 percent youth population to ensure victory at the poll.
“My years’ experience in the public sector, my youthfulness, energy, skills, knowledge, and connections would be put to use if elected governor,” Olufade said.
The AD governorship candidate listed his five pillar blueprint to include public service, accountability, and good governance; security, law and order; sustainable human capital development; infrastructure for economic growth and development and land, environment and natural resources.
Olufade said all these would be pursued by his administration to enhance delivery of good governance if elected as the next governor of Ogun.