Adeolu Akinwumi, a former special assistant to Governor Olusegun Mimiko on Monday said his belief in generational shift spurred him to enter the 2024 governorship race in Ondo State.
Akinwumi stated this while engaging in a media chat with journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The Okitipupa born politician noted that his generation need to rise up and challenge the status quo, as governance cannot be left only in the hands of mediocre.
According to him, the youths must maintain a great level of interest in politics and not settle for less.
He acknowledged the fact that youths are being positioned for leadership in the country, as seen recently in the appointment of a young man from Ondo State, as interior minister.
Asked about the chances of the PDP in the coming election, Akinwumi, disclosed that he is out to contest in order to take the State from the APC.
He said he’s on the mission to revive the PDP in the state, while debunking the belief that Ondo PDP is no longer existing. He wondered why the PDP is termed not existing when the party will be contesting the coming local government election.
“The Ondo state election is a one off election and I believe personality will be prioritized over party. The 2023 election is a clear example of what I am talking about here. In the election, most yoruba people voted for the APC because of ethnic sentiment. This time around Ondo state people will vote based on personality and that’s where I come in clearly.,” Akinwumi assured.
Akinwumi, a member of the Atiku-Okowa also reinforced the non-written zoning arrangement that Ondo South Senatorial District should produce the next governor of the State.