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Monday, June 21, 2021

Farmers to Aspiring Politicians: Make Agriculture Your Focal Campaign Points

As political electioneering campaigns in Ondo state intensify for the October 10 governorship election, farmers, especially in Akoko area of Ondo state are lamenting the silence on agricultural programmes as campaigns issues.

Two of such farmers from Irun-Akoko and Akunu-Akoko, Mr Michael Bello and Bayo Boluwade,

respectively said they expected political gladiators in the major political parties to tell farmers how they are going to solve farmers herdsmen clashes, security for farmers and the destruction of their farm crops.

The farmers disclosed that many of their colleagues are no more interested in going to their farms despite bank loans they got because of herdsmen incessant harassment and vandalization of crops like yam, cassava, maize.

Bello wondered how it will be possible for a farmer to go to farm without the fear of intimidation or kidnapping these days.

Another farmer, Boluwade from Irun-Akoko, urged any would be governor in Ondo state in the coming governorship election to focus attention of their campaigns on access roads to their farms, as bad roads had hampered evacuation of farm produces to various markets.

Boluwade described roads such as Irun to Ojeka, Ugbouji, Irun to Surulere, Eshe to Afin to Okeagbe and Ikaram to Akunu to mention a few.

The farmers urged politicians to always make their electioneering campaign a reality after election.

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