A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Mallam Olawale Rasheed has affirmed that the party is ready for a pro-people government with a validated governance agenda.
In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the Chairman, Policy Committee of his campaign organisation, the aspirant posited that the current leadership tussle within the party is “a temporary hicupp which in no way affects the policy and governance preparedness of the party once it secures the peoples’ mandate by September next year.
“We make bold to declare that the PDP is not only ready for governance but for pro-people leadership and programmes that will attend to the wishes and aspirations of our people. Our agenda is not just good governance but people-centered policies designed to restore the well being of the state.
“We are convinced that the goal of any responsive government is the welfare of the citizens. Our policies are thus tailored towards placing human development as major preoccupation especially as the current administration has relegated same to the backwater of governance.PDP governance mantra is power and greatest good to the public.
“We have sustainable alternative programmes and policies in education, health, youth development, infrastructure, the real sector as well an action plan to rid the state of huge debt within a two term tenure. Our policy focus is about community and societal prosperity through pro-people programmes”, the statement noted.
The governorship aspirant posited further that the party’s policy plan will address issues such as accessibility and affordability of higher education, youth employment and employability crisis,sustainable workers’ welfare and diaspora support and integration, adding that “a validated local content plan on infrastructure development is already concluded.
“Most importantly, we will embark on large scale open government initiatives. We will in practical terms embrace open budget, access to information, open procurement and strict transparency and accountability in government finance. In short, a PDP government will return governance to the people”,the statement concluded.