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Ondo 2020: Kekemeke To Review Tuition Fees In AAUA, RUGIPO, Others If Elected

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Hon. Kekemeke during the media parley

… Promises To Bring Back Students Who Dropped Out In AAUA

… Says Akeredolu Has Lost Focus Of Governance

… Govt Closing Roads During Construction Is Height Of Insensitivity

An aspirant for the position of Governor under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke says if elected in the October guber election, he would recall students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) who dropped out following an increment in the tuition fees of the institution by the Akeredolu-led government to complete their academic.

Hon. Kekemeke who is contesting under the brand “Leke-Leke” stated this during a media parley with online media practitioners in Akure.

He added that it is totally unacceptable for citizens of the state to drop out of school owing to high tuition fee, adding that there would be a radical review of the tuition fees been charged in the four tertiary institution of the state.

According to him, the media parley became imperative in order to inform the public about what his campaign office has been doing in the last one year.

He said, “Leke-Leke has organised over 1,000 meetings and have been to all the 18 Local Government Areas of the state. We have also had one on one meetings with over 4,000 residents of this state. With the pre-field interactions done so far, we can assure you that the Leke-Leke brand is an acceptable one”.

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Kekemeke who was former secretary to the state government under the Agagu-led administration disclosed that his core mandate when elected would be to create wealth among the people of the state by declaring war on Hunger, Poverty, Unemployment, Insecurity and Moribund Infrastructure.

He noted that the government has been far away from the people under the present administration though he acknowledged the fact that Akeredolu is working hard.

Hon. Kekemeke disclosed that his cardinal programmes would come under the Leke-Leke Development Goals, adding that he remains the only contestant with the knowledge of the grassroots in the state.

“I have lived here since 1991 and I am permanently resident in the state. I am the only one contesting this position that has the resume of working in all the three tiers of government.

“As part of our development goals, we will reintroduce free and compulsory education in the state. We need to reinvent the Awolowo and Ajasin spirits by investing heavily in Education.

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“Our vision is one where citizens will be duly engaged. Where the old and the young would be catered for. We would revive technical education, provide Scholarship to students in both state and federal institutions,” he said.

Kekemeke also promised to invest massively in farming by acquiring lands, employing farm extension workers while investing heavily in Fish farming, Rice farming, Palm oil cultivation etc.

The legal practitioner also decried the insensitivity of the state government to the plight of the people by closing the roads during construction.

He said during his time in government, he introduced road construction in the night and this helped a lot in sustaining the business drive of the main capital unlike the present arrangement whereby the roads are closed.

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On Tourism, Kekemeke said cable Cars would be introduced in Idanre hills while roads would be constructed to the hills and same would be done at Igbo Olodunmare in Oke-Igbo. He said the tourist centre at Ipesi and Ebomi Lake would be given a face-lift, adding that the development of the riverine areas would be paramount for his administration.

On Security, he advocated for the use of an indigenous system to fight insecurity, adding that the idea of community policy been mooted by the federal government is ideal while also backing the Amotekun initiative of the southwest governors.

The Leke-Leke movement was launched on February 12, 2019 by Hon. Kekemeke to mobilise the people of Ondo state for his ambition to occupy the office of the governor of the state.

Some of the Leke-Leke ambassadors present at the media parley were Dolapo Malumi, Tunde Alade, Alhaji Aliu Adebayo, Oju Kekemeke and Mrs Aliu Adebayo.

Others are Delight Akintayo, Ayo Olawande, Jerry Sola-Akinuli, Inumidun Egbuwalo and Kolawole Kuye.

Adegboyega Adedipe, Nasrudin Yusuf, Dapo Ogunsakin, Kayode Abimbola-Ahmed, Tosin Ajibola, Chief Funmilayo and Raphael Fagbuyi were also on hand to support the aspirant during the interaction.

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