A United States judge (born in Nigeria), Mr. Dele Alade, has joined the race for the Ondo State governorship election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
According to the judge, he wants to be Ondo state governor in November 2016 so as to help the younger ones in the state develop and enjoy a bright future.
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He promised to run an all-inclusive government. “I pledge to govern with the fear of God which shall enable me entrench the core values of equity, fairness, transparency, honesty, accountability, selflessness, forgiveness, reconciliation, peace and unity while running an all-inclusive administration,” he said.
Based in New York, Alade said he’s participated in the Nigerian politics through his membership of different political associations in the USA, which included the Alliance for Democracy where he was a national secretary in the United States.
“This is a mission to rescue the masses out of poverty, though it is not an easy task but this is a mission to rescue the masses from the corrupt leaders. Attention will be specifically focused on youth empowerment, and the state will be repositioned as the number one cocoa producer in the country and the world.”