By: Ade Adeleke
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have appealed to Ondo state voters to massively elect candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Saturday’s governorship poll.
Buhari, who virtually addressed the crowd at the mega rally of the APC held in Akure today, said he has taken interest in the Ondo APC campaign.
The President, who hailed governorship aspirants for accepting outcome of the APC primaries, also commended what he termed selfless conducts of South West APC leaders.
Buhari said the party has a good brand in Akeredolu and expressed delight at his performance.
Buhari stated that Akeredolu has taken Ondo to a new level and path of prosperity.
He said Akeredolu deserved to be re-elected and urged the electorates to vote without fear of molestation.
Osibanjo, on his part, said Akeredolu constructed the Ore interchange flyover, which he said has stopped accidents on Ore highway.
The rally was attended by governors of Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, Kaduna, Kogi, Kebbi, Kano, Kwara, Niger and Gombe states among others.
Buhari who described Akeredolu as a good brand, assured all stakeholders of credible governorship election in Ondo State on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari declared that all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that the October 10 gubernatorial election in Ondo State is peaceful, transparent and credible.
President Buhari also assured the electorate in Ondo of the provision of adequate security to forestall any breach of the peace by unscrupulous elements.
He expressed confidence that the party supporters will vote in accordance with the laws guiding the electoral process.”
He urged the people of the state to vote for continuity and progress, saying the Governor has taken ingenious approach to governance.
President Buhari said:”I have no doubt that our candidate is a good brand for the APC to market. I am particularly delighted by his ingenious approach to governance.
”His performance within the limits of available resources is endearing, just as he has taken the State to an enviable level and on the path of prosperity.
”Having had the privilege of commissioning some of his projects, which I consider enduring legacies, I join you here today to declare that Governor Akeredolu deserves to be re-elected to consolidate the good work he commenced in his first term.
”I am not just proud of his achievements; I am confident he will enjoy the mandate of the good people of Ondo State for the second term,” he said.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who also spoke through a video message said Governor Akeredolu has achieved so much with little.
He highlighted the achievements of Governor Akeredolu from the Ore interchange bridge, christened “Redemption bridge”, to the Oke-Alabojuto road and the various roads that have been constructed across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee And Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC, Governor Mai Bala Buni said the APC has performed well in the state and deserved to be re-elected.
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello urged the opposition parties to relax till the next season; adding that it will be a landslide victory for the APC in the state.
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma charged all Igbos in the state to vote for continuity, stressing that Governor Akeredolu has performed.
The rally was attended by all Governors on the platform of the APC.
Governor Akeredolu thanked the people for the huge turnout for the rally.
He assured the people of the state that his administration will continue to do more for the progress and development of the state.