- Senator GBENGA KAKA’s Declaration Speech
Great and distinguished people of Ogun State, I stand before you today not as a stranger, rather, as someone you know so well. By the grace of God, your love and goodwill, I have served this state and the nation as a commissioner, deputy Governor and a Senator. I particularly thank God that I have not disappointed you and my conscience. In all these offices and appointments, I have served diligently, honestly and to the best of my ability.
As we march towards 2019, the void and confusion as to who to entrust with the governance of the State stares us in the face. Different names and faces are thrown at us, hence my concern. It is popularly believed that what good people suffer for not participating in politics is to be ruled by fools and charlatans. Politics is too serious a business to be left in the hand of politicians alone. For maximum result, all hands must be on deck. The approach must be collective and inclusive.
After all, the policies and effects of governance impact the society in some equal measure and ramifications. Our collective well-being, commonwealth and legacy are at stake.
My four decades of interaction and experience with the private and public sectors, my understanding of politics and governance, my concern for the development of Ogun State and its people, the critical need for quality leadership, and the great potentials that our State has to offer, prompt me to once again offer my humble but dignified service to the good people of Ogun State. This is an offer freely given after deep reflection on the challenges and implications associated with it.
Without sounding immodest, I consider myself highly qualified. My physical, mental and emotional stabilities have never been in doubt by the grace of GOD. Perhaps, my greatest asset is my integrity and my commitment to service and good life for my people.
OGUN STATE TODAY
Good people of our dear Gateway State, if the truth must be told, we have some good stories to tell. But, is this the best possible? I am convinced that there is ample room for improvement; In Agriculture, Education, Health Care, Employment and empowerment of our youth and female folks, Rural development, Sports and Tourism. The lot of our dedicated and hardworking teachers, civil and public servants will be adequately appreciated while our senior citizens (Pensioners) will receive their gratuities and pensions promptly.
The Lord has placed our State in a vantage geographical position and blessed us with the best combination of ecosystems. Ogun State’s proximity to Lagos confers enormous benefits on it, more so, we have the best of brains and managers. What is required is a team-leader with track records of service and integrity.
Today, Monday, July 30th, 2018; I, Adegbenga Sefiu Kaka (ASK) openly and humbly declare my intention to contest the 2019 governorship race on the platform of our great party All Progressives Congress (APC).
With your support, we will harness the resources bestowed on us by nature; we will work to defeat poverty amongst our people by strengthening the upper class, restoring the societal middle-class and empowering the lower-class, thereby bringing hope to the hopeless in the society. We will do these with integrity and the fear of God without robbing Peter to pay Paul. We will run an open government where workers’ input will be compensated accordingly and in good time. We will equip our schools with cutting-edge technology to train our children to meet 21st century challenges.
Technical education will be reactivated to produce the much needed middle level skilled man-power. Our government will encourage and support research and development, particularly in the area of science, technology and agriculture in a bid to boasting our economy and making life more abundant for our people.
Sports and tourism are good foreign exchange earners. We will invest in and develop these two critical areas. We will open up tourism and restore the glorious days of sports in Ogun State.
This is Ogun State; the State of Awolowo, MKO Abiola, Ransome Kutis, Wole Soyinka, Tai Solarin, Olusegun Obasanjo, Olabisi Onabanjo, Adebayo Adedeji, Adeola Odutola, Abraham Adesanya, Olusegun Osoba, Afolabi Olambitan, Anthony Asiwaju (in no particular order) and many more. This is a State and a people unlimitedly endowed by God.
We must all rise up with our PVCs and vote for quality, vote for progress, vote for prosperity, vote for affordable and functional education, vote for employment, youth and female empowerment, vote for rural and urban development, vote for tourism and sports development, vote for affordable healthcare and above all, vote for security of life and property.
I am your man; I have the experience, the integrity and commitment.
For life more abundant for all
KAKA is the MAN!!! KAKA kaju ee!!!
ASK OGUN 2019
MY 7 POINT PLEDGE
- Security of Life and Property.
- Employment and Empowerment of our Youth and Women
- Technology-Driven Education.
- Agriculture as Business.
- Affordable and Quality Health Care for all.