The candidate of the African Democratic Party, ADC, Engr Austin C. Okolie has said that he is going to emerge the next executive Chairman, Ika South Local Government Council, declaring that the people of Ika South are going to vote for him and other candidates of his party come Saturday, March 6.
Engr Okolie who spoke to journalists during his flag off Campaign recently,in Agbor expressed optimism that his party is going to emerge victorious at the poll.
His words, ” I am the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (A. D. C) in Ika South. Our people have been in bondage for long. We cannot have a governments and we are not benefiting anything from them. When you go abroad particularly, in countries where things work, their citizens benefit immensely irrespective of political affiliations.
Unfortunately, in Nigeria, reverse is the case. Our local government has been high jacked by certain groups of cabals. To liberate our local government from the hands of those who have been holding our resources hostage is a task that must be done. My primary aim is the welfare of the people, because the peoples welfare has been neglected for too long. What we intend to do is to ensure that we create a welfare office across the whole communities in the local government, because the duty of the council executive chairman is not just sitting down in his office but to move round and check how the people are feeling. And to identify areas you need to come in so that our people will feel better. That is what it takes to be a council chairman. As you can see ADC today, we don’t have anyone we call a maximum leader that tells us what to do. We believe when APC and PDP are elected into government, a maximum leader will be the one running the office for them.
The resources of this country are supposed to go to the real owners, which is the fight we are putting our hands together for our people to have a better life. We are also planning that when we emerged, all the ADC councilors will be sacrificing 30% of their salaries to the welfare of the people, Then, I, as the executive local chariman of the people, if elected 30% of my salary will also go for the masses. You can’t continue to enrich yourself to the detriment of the masses. It’s time to give back to the people. There’s hungry in the land, the youths are angry that’s why we have decided to give out ourselves to help the people.”
Engr Austin C. Okolie