Chief Olayinka Braimoh, candidate of Action Alliance (AA) at the forthcoming Nov. 11 governorship election in Kogi has pledged to end infrastructure decay in towns and villages in the state.
Addressing a campaign rally at IIuke community in Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state on Friday, Braimoh expressed shock that the area had been without electricity, roads and potable water in 14 years.
“For more than 14 years, IIuke community has been without electricity; its neighbours, Akutupa and Ayetoro Kiri had found it difficult to sell their farm produce outside their villages because of bad roads.
“I assure you that your plights would come to an end if I win the Nov. 11 governorship election
“I have seen the hardship of the people and the level of infrastructure decay plaguing your communities.
“Vote for me as your governor and I will emancipate you as soon as I get into office. This is because the deplorable road condition here is bad for commerce.
“For us to be able to empower our people, infrastructure is critical. We are focused on winning this election for the liberation of our people from poverty,’’ Braimoh said.
The governorship candidate was warmly received at Ayetoro Kiri, Akutupa, Iluke, Ofere and other Bunu villages visited during the tour.
Braimoh also paid homage to traditional rulers in the areas.
Inhabitants of communities visited complained of neglect by successive administrations in Kogi and expressed optimism about Braimoh’s victory at the polls. (NAN)