As part of strategies to win the election, the standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has inaugurated 30,090 canvassers.
The candidate disclosed this yesterday in Akure at the party’s secretariat, while constituting the canvassers into seven directorates to spearhead his campaigns.
Akeredolu listed the seven directorates as: communication, legal, special interest, women affairs, youth affairs, field operations and canvassers.
He urged them to concentrate on their core assignment and not to follow him on electioneering and give the impression of large followers at rallies.
According to him, if members of the directorates follow him wherever he goes, he would not be able to assess his areas of strength and ascertain his popularity among the masses.
He charged them to go to their political units and mobilise for the party.
Akeredolu explained that the members would be spread at 10 canvassers per unit, to cut across the 3,009 units and 18 local council areas of the state.
“We have to identify saboteurs in our midst. We don’t want them to destroy our homes. Please do not canvass those who have decamped to the Alliance for Democracy (AD) or the People’s Democratic Party (PDP),” he warned.
A former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Victor Olabimtan, heads the committee. Other members are: Solagbade Amodeni, Moyosola Niran-Oladunni, Soji Alakuro, Rasheed Badmus, Alaba Isijola, Oladunni Odu and Kola Olawoye.
Meanwhile, he has promised to develop infrastructure across the state if elected.
Making the promise in Ore, he explained he would use the resources from Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) to achieve the plan.
He criticised the administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko for wasting over N500billion that accrued to the commission without developing the state.
The candidate urged the people to vote for the APC to free the state from marginalisation, which he attributed to the opposition politics of the PDP.