Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu says people in leadership positions must work hard to change the lives of the people.
The Governor made the call on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after paying a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Answering a question on why he wants to re-contest, the Governor said, having worked for the people of Ondo State, he deserves another term of office.
“Thank you so much, that is a valid question because if you had been there, then why do you want to go back, people would want to know. For me, you occupy these offices for a purpose and the purpose must be that you want to change the lives of the people.
“So any effort at changing their lives is worthy of our pursuit and for me I have been in office for over three years now. And in office for over three years easily for me I have done a reasonable work in Ondo State and its there for anybody to see, it is not something that is hidden.
“On issue of infrastructure, we have improved our schools, Universities; we have done everywhere. We have done something on health, put potable water for our people, a lot of developments have been done and I say to our people again that look, most of the jobs that have been completed are there but there are some that are ongoing.
“Before we run into the problem that we had with some Governors before that come into office and abandon the work their predecessors have started. Continuity becomes a matter that all of us must be very consistent with because without continuity, I am not saying anybody should stay beyond four years in an office if you are not performing enough, but if you are doing good work the people should be able to give you that opportunity of completing a lot of work that are in the pipeline that you have started,” he said.
The Governor, who said he was in the State House to present his expression of interest form to President Buhari and seek his blessings for a second term of office, expressed optimism that he will be victorious at the polls.