Appreciating his positive contributions to the economic growth of their country and with the heart of gratitude, a delegation of Eminent Persons from Liberia on Thursday visited the governorship candidate of Accord Party, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The Liberians delegation led by Ambassador Dew Tuan-Wleh Mayson and wife, Roberta had in their entourage representative of Disability Union of Liberia (DUL), DJ Constance and the Chairman of Organisation of Liberians Abroad (OLA.
In his remark, Ambassador Mayson, also a professor said although travelling to Nigeria was not so easy at this time but they had to come and show their support for Ogunbiyi, saying he “is a distinguished and reliable individual and that Osun will be lucky to have him as their Governor”.
He further shed more lights on how the intending governor has helped people entrepreneur-wise, touched and set free many lives from the grip of poverty in Liberia.
He said the Accord Candidate wasn’t one “who makes money to take to care of his family alone but one that makes money for the sole reason of touching lives with it”, adding that Ogunbiyi started his company in Liberia from the “scratch and today the same company has grown to become a conglomerate”.
While announcing a donation of 100,000 dollars and book written by Mayson to Ogunbiyi, the Ambassador noted that if Osun people had understanding of the industriousness and capacity of the Accord party’s candidate and what he did in a country that was once devastated by war, they wouldn’t consider anyone for the governorship office in the state but him.
Constance, who is presently the president of DUL further elaborated how Ogunbiyi was of good support when the association had no help back in Liberia as he followed his speech by displaying his skills in song to appreciate the Accord Party’s flagbearer.
In his reaction, Ogunbiyi, who had business interests in Liberia, Niger Republic and the United Kingdom expressed his gratitude to God on the steps he took to establish his company in Liberia in 1996 after the war because in turn he achieved success.
He also said it was the love of the country, that of Osun and her people that brought about his ambition to be the governor.
“When it comes to the Corporate world, I am a giant. The only reason why I am going for this leadership position is for the welfare of our people. When the PDP that rules us for 16 years destroyed the country, the APC that took over has done the worse.
“Osun has been under the APC for 12 years. There is no initiative in productivity, agriculture, education, mining or the health sector. We can’t watch them to destroy this state further because for each passing day, Osun is drifting further. Yet, Osun has the resources to make it better.
Apparently reacting to the governorship candidate of PDP, Senator Nurudeeen Adeleke who boasted recently that he will give our money incentives to people of the state, Ogunbiyi asked, “What is the source of his income? Which work is he doing and where will he get the money from.
He added that if voted into power his government will inherit the state’s liabilities and the assets and also pay up Osun debts.
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