Elections: SDP Presidential Candidate Promises to Reduce Poverty Rate
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has promised to reduce the rate of poverty in Nigeria and provide more opportunities for the youths, if elected.
Adebayo, who was represented by his vice-presidential candidate, Yusuf Buhari, said this during a visit to the traditional ruler, Oba Joseph Olubiyi Ajibise Ogo 1 (Ogunsua of Modakeke) of Ile Ife, Osun state, South-west Nigeria.
According to a statement by the Adebayo Presidential Campaign Organization in Abuja, the SDP was inspired by Chapter 2 of the 1999 Constitution which states that sovereignty belongs to the people.
“The leadership was, therefore, set up by the people; and its job is to look out for the welfare of the people.
“One of the major problems facing the country is poverty all over the place in spite of its abundant blessings of material and human resources.
“… Nigerians do not deserve this. Nigeria is a blessed country. We have resources. We have professionals.
“If we can put our house together, all of these things we are seeing, we’ll not be seeing them.
“The previous administration had failed to improve the welfare of ordinary citizens; the SDP is on the race to make things better for Nigerians.
“We are here to assure you of all the plans that we have set out; even when we get there, we’re going to achieve them.
“We know it’s going to be difficult but we will achieve them by the grace of God.
“… The Nigerian youths would have a lot to benefit from the party. because we believe the youths are the ones making great achievements for Nigeria,” he emphasized.
In his remarks, Oba Toriola commended Adebayo’s plan and vision for the country:
“I must say that I am touched by your plan and your vision, so I pray that God will help you to accomplish your race.”
The royal father prayed for the SDP presidential candidate and his campaign team comprised of the party national secretary, Olu Agunloye; the national vice chairman South-west, Mr. Silas Alani; director of protocol, Chief Godwin Osigbeme; director of finance, Sen. Ugochukwu Uba; and Prof. Femi Olufumilade.
NAN/ Amaka E. Nliam