Mr Niyi Owolade, the gubernatorial candidate of Accord Party (AP) in Osun, on Friday urged his co-contenders to campaign about development issues rather than of calumny.
Owolade made the call at a news conference held at the NUJ Press Centre in Osogbo.
According to him, there are vital issues pertaining to people’s welfare that can be addressed by intending public office holders, instead of dwelling on abusive language to malign opponents.
Owolade, former commissioner in the state, said any politician aspiring into public office, must be able to tell them how he would tackle poverty, unemployment and insecurity, among others.
Owolade said he was concerned with how to provide enough food, address housing and employment problems, promote agriculture and education, grow the economy and boost export.
He promised to promote infrastructure and human capital development and boost agriculture, tourism, among other programmes.
“Our agricultural scheme will employ 18,000 graduates within 12 months of election and 100 units of two bedroom bungalows will be constructed in each local government area,” he added.
According to him, campaign is not all about crowd pulling rallies where money is dished out. A serious minded politician should know that there are more fundamental issues to be addressed.
The Accord Party candidate said he had been making wide consultations with key stakeholders as a campaign strategy to make members of the public to identify with his ambition