APC CHAIRMAN ONDO WEST LG HON. ADEMULEGUN ADEALA: FREE FEEDING PROGRAM TO COMMENCE IN ONDO STATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SOME COUPLE OF MONTHS COMING.
Hon. Ademulegun Adeala the present Chairman of Apc in Ondo west LG spoke with Temitope Adebiyi in a phone interview where he talked about the chances of the party in next year's election as well as Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu's impact as the executive governor of Ondo state.
DO YOU THINK APC IS STILL POPULAR LIKE IT WAS TOWARDS THE 2015 ELECTIONS?
Yes it is, as against the wide spread that the party is becoming less popular. The elites know Buhari is working, same with those at the grassroots. It is only those who are not given chance to embezzle money that are complaining about his government and it becoming less popular. But trust me, as each day passes by, people will continue to get to see that he meant well for the nation and the party will continue to get even more popular.
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE THE ISSUE OF INTERNAL FACTION AND GROUPS WITHIN THE PARTY?
I want you to know there is no party without internal factions as well as groups within the party, hence, there will always be clashes of interest. But we have made everyone understand that positions in the party is given by the party and not by individuals or groups and as such, everyone should work for the collective interest of the party. And like you know the way it is, once the party has her candidates running for offices, everyone will come to the same board to work for the victory of the party.
WHAT ARE THE PARTY'S PLANS TOWARDS THE 2019 ELECTIONS?
The party is preparing hard especially, with the primary elections coming up soon. we will ensure there is no imposition, candidacy will strictly be decided by the primaries.
THERE HAS BEEN A GENERAL OPINION THAT ARAKUNRIN ROTIMI AKEREDOLU IS PERFORMING BELOW EXPECTATIONS IN OFFICE, WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THIS?
This is the handiwork of the opposition. The governor has done brilliantly so far. We now have private investors now coming to the state, workers' salary is being paid promptly. Of the seven month salary left unpaid by the previous administration, this administration as succeeded in paying four. It will also interest you to know that, the free feeding of students in public school that the governor promised, is going to start soon. All data has been collected already and all necessary plan is in place. The Bitumen in Ondo state will also be explored very soon as all necessary licenses have been gotten. There is already an approval for the reconstruction of dilapidated buildings in public secondary schools as well as establishment of more schools in local areas. So it is totally unfair to say the governor has not been performing.
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.
You are most welcome.
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