The governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Ogun State for the 2023 general elections, Prince Harrison Adeyemi, has promised free education for all state tertiary institutions if elected.
Adeyemi made the promise when he hosted the Ogun East delegates of the party to inform them of his plans in Ijebu-Ode on Thursday.
He said that going by his antecedents, he was convinced that he would do it again if given an opportunity, adding that “I have convincingly done in some parts of the state many projects and empowerments and I will do it again if elected as the governor.”
According to reports, Adeyemi also said that he was aspiring to become the state governor, not to make wealth, power or get fame.
He noted that his main pre-occupation as the governor of Ogun State if elected was to bring the desired change in the state for the development of the country.
He underscored the need for social justice, equity and fairness in the affairs of Nigeria, while stressing that he would work to tame the twin monsters of poverty and unemployment.
Adeyemi called on the Ogun State electorates to trust him, sequel to his track records and the love for sustainable peace and unity of the grassroots.
He pledged to stem the tide of the insecurity, illiteracy, poverty, militancy and kidnapping, among other social ills.
On what to expect if the party takes over power in 2023, Adeyemi said, “We will declare free education for all the state tertiary institutions by the time AAC candidate takes over to resume office at Oke-Mosan.
“Illiteracy is a major problem to any society and this government has made it difficult for Nigerians to have smooth educational policy, talk more of paying school fees.
“We are working with our economic team to develop models to jack up the revenue profile of the state when we take over. The current problems of the state are indeed very surmountable and I promise to do my best to improve the situation of the state.”
The Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Adesina Afolabi, said that Adeyemi’s visit to Ijebu-Ode was a home coming.
The chairman stated that Harrison Adeyemi was elected due to his sterling qualities, while promising that the people of Ogun East senatorial district from the state would vote for him.