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Ondo State SSG Calls for a Female Governor in 2024

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Ondo State SSG Calls for a Female Governor in 2024
Princess Oladuni Odu, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Ondo State, has advocated for the election of a female governor in the upcoming 2024 governorship election. She emphasized the leadership qualities possessed by women and their potential to bring rapid socio-economic development to the state. Princess Odu, who has extensive experience in governance, declared herself as the best candidate to succeed Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in office.

AKURE - As the people of Ondo State look forward to the 2024 governorship election, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Princess Oladuni Odu has declared the state is due for a female governor.

She stated this on Thurs­day in Akure, the state capital at a forum organised by the Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Jour­nalists (NUJ).

She noted that the next governor of the state should be a female, urging political parties to choose women as the governorship candidates for the 2024 gubernatorial election.

The first female SSG in the state, declared that she's the most qualified person to suc­ceed Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in office, saying she was indeed loyal to the governor right from the in­ception of his administration in 2016.

Princess Odu, who was a former Commissioner for Ed­ucation in the state from 1995 to 1999, and later Commis­sioner for Women's Affairs, emphasised that women's leadership qualities would en­gender rapid socio-economic development "Because of the family-centric blood that flows in them."

The pioneer Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) expressed confidence in sus­taining and building on the "Redeemed Agenda" legacies of Governor Akeredolu with a wealth of experience in gov­ernance spanning 27 years.

She noted that since the be­ginning of the third republic in 1999, no woman has been elected as governor in the state that was created in 1976, thereby declaring herself as the best hand in the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) to succeed Governor Akeredolu in 2024.

The SSG said: "Let us test a woman. The trailblazing character of Ondo State will start from all of us to con­vince people why they should look toward that direction.

"And you are not just talking about any woman, but someone whom you have tried and tested. Somebody who has been around here, somebody who knows her onions, somebody who knows the system.

"Because I am bold to say that of all the people who have come out to be aspirants, none of them is as exposed to gov­ernance as myself. I have been around this place, in and out of governance in the last 27 years. So, I know what gover­nance is.

"The men have done very well, I am not disputing that, but all I am saying is that we should try women.

"A mother, a wife, a sister who has the compassion of motherhood in her, a woman who can't hear the cry of her baby and turns a deaf ear. Somebody who will lift the state higher, somebody who is accessible, somebody who will be your person.

Somebody who will listen to your plights and somebody who will work for the good of Ondo state."

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