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I’ll Improve On Abiola’s Blueprint To End Poverty – SDP Presidential Candidate, Adebayo

Adewole Adebayo

January 19, (THEWILL) – Presidential Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, has promised to work on the blueprint of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, to eradicate poverty in Nigeria, if elected in 2023.

Adebayo, who stated this when he visited Ogun State for his presidential campaign rally, said he would work and improve on Abiola’s plan to end poverty in order to rid the country of corruption.

He expressed regret that the country wouldn’t have become the poverty capital of the world if the successive Federal Governments had worked on a poverty alleviation scheme as presented in the late business mogul’s manifesto in 1993.

Adebayo opined that if poverty was not eradicated in the country, corruption, crimes and criminality would continue to increase, and in turn, affect the next generation, adding that his main goal was to end poverty if elected president.

The presidential candidate, who recalled that 30 years ago, he and his friend would go to Toyin Street and other parts of Lagos, to paste Abiola’s poster party of which programme was poverty eradication, said it was a shame the country becomes the poverty capital of the world despite MKO’s message.

He said, “the best thing to do was to present that same message, which Abiola presented because what Abiola did was to see tomorrow. To see that handwork of poverty coming up little by little and he raises an alarm that we must see that it was abolished.

“30 years after, officially, Nigeria have been given the poverty capital of the world and that poverty has given birth to corruption. Until we end poverty, it might affect the next generation. I felt very bad that 30 years after when I and my good friend used to paste the poster of Abiola on poverty elimination, it is surprising that after those years there is still a higher rate of poverty in Nigeria,” he added.

He later visited Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and three traditional rulers in the state. They are Alake, the Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo; Olowo of Owu, Oba (Prof) Saka Matemilola and Olubara of Ibara, Oba Jacob Omolade.