We will not achieve our aspirations and hopes if sincere leadership is not offered. A government should be alive to the responsibility of protecting the citizenry and not to expose them to impoverishment through uncoordinated actions and insincere project conceptualization and delivery. In the last three years, a sizable proportion of our highly industrious and enterprising people of Ogun State have been deprived of their usual happiness because their means of livelihood have been taken away through unnecessary massive demolition of business premises without commensurate compensation from government.

The once busy artisans are no longer the same because they are helplessly seeing their roles being played by imported local and foreign contemporaries. Furthermore, market women and farmers have been gnashing their teeth over destruction of their products owing to lack of access roads from the rural areas to the cities where markets are available for the products; and Social services also are no longer the same because of dilapidation of infrastructures in Schools and hospitals.

Humongous debt and liabilities are being piled up on daily basis on account of largely ill-conceived and poorly delivered projects that are now threatening the future of our dear state. Filthy environment is now common sight in major cities of Ogun State. These are definitely not the features of ogun state of our dream. Development does not happen by accident but occur through well-conceived and executed plans and policies that focus on the ever changing and increasing needs of the people. It is about a dynamic response to the needs of the people, and about the peculiar needs of communities, cities and villages. The way things are in our state presently, development has become a wish, instead of a clear vision. We cannot make such clear vision realisable unless we elevate governance over and above personal aggrandizement and haphazard project conceptualization and delivery. This is a step we so desperately need to make our state great.

The once busy artisans are no longer the same because they are helplessly seeing their roles being played by imported local and foreign contemporaries. Furthermore, market women and farmers have been gnashing their teeth over destruction of their products owing to lack of access roads from the rural areas to the cities where markets are available for the products; and Social services also are no longer the same because of dilapidation of infrastructures in Schools and hospitals.

Humongous debt and liabilities are being piled up on daily basis on account of largely ill-conceived and poorly delivered projects that are now threatening the future of our dear state. Filthy environment is now common sight in major cities of Ogun State. These are definitely not the features of ogun state of our dream. Development does not happen by accident but occur through well-conceived and executed plans and policies that focus on the ever changing and increasing needs of the people. It is about a dynamic response to the needs of the people, and about the peculiar needs of communities, cities and villages. The way things are in our state presently, development has become a wish, instead of a clear vision. We cannot make such clear vision realisable unless we elevate governance over and above personal aggrandizement and haphazard project conceptualization and delivery. This is a step we so desperately need to make our state great.

Our Manifesto is built on four strong pillars namely:
EXPANDING OUR ECONOMY
PROVIDING QUALITY SOCIAL SERVICES
STRENGTHEN OUR PEOPLE AND THE SOCIETY and
ENERGISING GOVERNMENT AND THE POLITY.

This manifesto is hinged on delivering A Life More Abundant for our people and it contains and well aligned with, the objectives of our great Party; the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria, as stated in Article 7 of the Party Constitution. It is a determination to get the better of today and the best of the future. It preaches hope, give hope and engender hope in our people.

One cornerstone of our plan is a special focus on our border areas, especially our towns and communities that border Lagos and some West African neigbours. We shall create Border Towns Development Commission. This is to accelerate the integration and development of areas but not limited to Mowe, Ibafo, Arepo, Magboro, Iseri, Akute, Ogijo, Tongeji, Ijoko etc. Above all, the programme is about our people; policies and programs in areas like health, education, infrastructure, social services, employment/ empowerment, agriculture & integrated rural development, sports & youth development, security and the economy are ultimately geared towards the well-being of our people.

Our agenda is to align our systems, processes and outcomes to that of a modern state where things work for all. It comprises knowledge driven transformation of our economy, value addition and industrialisation that will create jobs. We will conduct the act of governance with vision that will put our dear state on the path of peace, opportunity, and prosperity for generations to come. These require strong vision and strong leadership today. I hereby offer myself as a symbol of that leadership and vision. The vision of a free, fair and prosperous state that offers opportunities for our people, and a leadership with sincerity, purpose & character to drive that vision. This is achievable and our State shall be great again.

I BELIEVE

Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI)