Five political parties’ candidates contesting for Osun state governorship seat on Thursday slugged it out to sell themselves as the best option for the electorate ahead of 2022 election slated for July 16th.
The candidates; Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord party, Adegboyega Oyetola of All Progressives Congress(APC), Lasun Yusuf of Labour Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), and Goke Omigbodun of Social Democratic Party (SDP) partook in the debate organised by BBC Yoruba held at Aurora Event center, Osogbo and monitored by the Nation.
Ogunbiyi promised to change the economic drive of the state by prioritizing Agriculture and youth employment instead of waiting for Federal Government allocation to run the affairs of the state.
“The current government has not prioritised Agricultural sector which is evident in the current budget of the state. N7billion was earmarked for Agric, this is insignificant to cater for the development of the sector especially to engage youths who are not employed in the state. Challenges of unemployment must be taken seriously.”