YEWA prince, Aderibigbe Adeleke Tella, has joined the Ogun State governorship race.
The entrance of Tella has added a new dimension, considering the huge turn out of the party faithful and supporters at the Oronna Town Hall, venue of the meeting of the Ward 3 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
At the meeting presided over by the Ward leader, Alhaji Mutairu Bankole assisted by Women leader, Mrs Abosede Fasasi and national delegate, Comfort Ogungbure, Omo Oba Tella said his main purpose of seeking his party support is to execute five programmes which he said is meant to consolidate and boost the past six years of infrastructural revolution in the state.
The Oronna town hall, witnessed an unprecedented crowd. Party faithful who had apparently waited for a son of the soil to express his interest in the ellusive trophy for the people of the Ogun west senatorial people were singing and dancing.
Speaking on the resucitation of agriculture as the main plank of his government, if given the mandate, the prince identified poverty and hunger as the root causes of agitations and restlessness in the country, resulting in the clamour for restructuring.
According to him, with the growing population of the youths, the country is importing 70 per cent of its food with its 79 per cent of arable land under utilised.
He promised to deploy resources to engage its teeming youths in the state in mechanised farming so that” Ogun state can feed Lagos and be a net food exporter to the West African sub region.”
Tella said: ”All stakeholders, government, traditional rulers, communities, opinion leaders, industries must see the huge potentials in agriculture in our state and work together towards achieving food security.’
“There is urgency to food production our population is increasing daily, food consumption rises and since our dear state enjoys God endowed lad that can grow rice, cassava, beans, yam and all vegetables and other cash crops with our proximity to Lagos and our 16,408 kilometres land we can fully tap the vast economic advantages for our state.’
He also promised to facilitate the payment of stipends to youths who took to agriculture pending the time they would reap enough harvest from their efforts.
Tella promised to develop the creative industry and attract investors to develop the abundant talents towards taping its tourism potentials for more revenue and development.
“We shall also help grow the industries by making available necessary infrastructure, finance, education and promote cut edge skill acquisitions since creativity has no boundary, we shall encourage specifically music,film, architecture, advert ising, fashion and visual art, game, publishing and teach soft and hardware to prepare our youths for a new but challenging millinieum and its possibilities” he declared.