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Ondo 2020: NMA President, Faduyile, joins governorship race

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Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, the President of the Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA), Francis Faduyile has declared intent to contest the governorship poll on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to challenge the incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the same ruling party.

The Professor of Pathology, who declared intention to run for governorship at a meeting with party members and journalists in Akure, Ondo State capital on Sunday, said that the state needed someone who could explore all the potentialities of the state for socioeconomic development and good governance for all and sundry.

Faduyile had earlier contested for Assembly seat of Okitipupa State Constituency I on the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011, but lost. He also tried his political popularity in 2015 when he contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Okitipupa/irele Federal Constituency and also lost.

Speaking on the crisis of APC, the NMA President appealed to all the disgruntled members to embrace peace, urging the National Reconciliation Committee led by former interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande to handle the crisis with care.

Faduyile, while expressing optimism and confidence that he would clinch the gubernatorial ticket of the party since he has been with the people and familiar with their challenges, including the lingering power outage in the Southern Senatorial District of the state which he lamented that the subsequent administrations could not solve the 10- year- old power crisis, saying that the power outage had undermined the socio-economic activities of the district and had seriously affected Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

He, therefore, promised to fix the power outage problem within the first month in office if chosen by his party at the primaries and voted as Ondo State governor.