Ahead of October 2012 governorship election in Ondo State, Prince Soji Ehinlanwo, has declared his intention to vie for the governorship post on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC.
According to him, "I have watched very closely events in the last three years in our state and I share the disappointment and frustration of the majority of indigenes of our state in respect of the dismal performance and financial profligacy this government.
Ehinlanwo said that the people of Ondo have witnessed how a government which rode upon massive popular goodwill has eroded all of that support through financial recklessness, broken promises, ineptitude and sheer inability to achieve real impact in respect of the transformation of our communities and the entire state.
He further told newsmen in Lagos that on account of this, many indigenes are now witnesses to the wide gap between what this government promised, the expectations of the citizenry and what is visible in terms of achievements.
In the face of this state of affairs, Ehinlanwo said, not a few of my fellow citizens across political divide have called upon me to make a personal intervention in respect of salvaging our state from a government that is short on achievement but loud in propaganda.
"After deep reflection and consultation, I have decided to hearken to these calls and hereby present myself as an aspirant on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change for the Ondo state governorship position in respect of the election that is due to take place on October 20, 2012.
Continuing, he said, it is with a high sense of responsibility and modesty that I offer myself convinced that I can be a veritable tool to be used by God to bring about the kind of massive transformation that our state and its people urgently desire and deserve.
"I also use this medium to call on our people to support and rally round the Congress for Progressive Change in its avowed mission to bring about remarkable development and change in Ondo state.