Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti state has expressed regrets on the high rate of poverty and hunger in the state, saying this was caused by non-payment of workers’ salaries and entitlements to pensioners.
The party expressed its determination to banish poverty from the land and create wealth, once it got the mandate of the people in the July 14 governorship poll.
SDP State Secretary, Engr. Oludele Bankole, said the electorate were tired of both the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) and needed an alternative to bail them out of social and economic woes.
Bankole, in a statement made available to newsmen, promised that the party would conduct a free, fair and transparent primaries among aspirants jostling for its ticket.
He stressed that the party had not endorsed any candidate saying its primaries would be competitive as more aspirants have shown interest in its party.
Bankole said Ekiti deserved a better and positive change and SDP remained the desired platform given its people-oriented programmes and manifesto.
The manifesto, Bankole said, “incorporates sustainable development, massive agriculture, human capital development, youth and women empowerment as well as economic recovery”.
Bankole urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to act as an unbiased umpire and conduct a free and fair election that will stand the test of integrity.
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