Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta
Former Super Eagles Captain Chief Segun Odegbami on Wednesday declared his intention to vie for Governorship seat in Ogun State under the platform of Labour Party.
Chief Olusegun Odegbami while declaring at the Party Secretariat at Quarry road in Abeokuta promised to give welfare of the people of the state a priority if elected the governor of the state in the 2019 general elections.
He noted that qualitative health care delivery and education would be his priority when he gets to power.
He said, “our government which would be led by about Party will provide qualitative health care delivery system by building hospitals where necessary. Necessary facilities for proper care, including drugs and personnel would be provided.
“I believe that only people with sound health can work and even enjoy any amenities provided by government.”
He noted that hospitals in Nigeria had turned to mortuaries.
because they lacked necessary facilities they needed to save lives of Nigerians.
Citing the instance of his mother, Odegbami noted that his mother died eleven years after medical doctors in Nigeria had written her off.
He noted that there is no single public hospital in the country, where an incubator is available for premature babies, which he said has become a thing of the past in advanced countries.
On education, the legend footballer while berating the falling standard of education in the country, said his government will provide education that will make our graduates to be employable and as well provide jobs for other people.
Also, an aspirant to the State House of Assembly for Abeokuta, 2, State Constituency, Hon IGBALAYE Wasiu Ayodele said Labour Party being a populist Party will ensure that the welfare of the masses is given utmost priority when it takes over government in the State.
Hon Igbalaye enjoined all adults of voting age to obtain their Permanent Voters card to enable them elect credible people into governance during the general elections.
In his address, the Labour Party Chairman in Ogun State, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi while welcoming Chief Odegbami and other Party supporters, frowned at the failure of the APC led government in the State to face various challenges facing the people saying that the problem persist because ” the APC government lacks ideology.”
He said Labour Party remains the only political party that is ready to change the political order which has failed to fashion a State that works for all.
Comrade Arabambi vowed that LP led government will do everything within its power to reposition the civil service to vibrancy and also ensure that it runs a people government.