Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Ibadan - The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Chief Akin Oke, has said that there is a need for the people to vote for Governor Abiola Ajimobi for a second term in Saturday’s polls.
Oke told media in Ibadan on Wednesday that "Ajimobi has done well by delivering good governance and dividends of democracy to the people, hence, deserves to be voted for."
The chairman, who said the opposition had been humbled by the result of the presidential elections, contended that Ajimobi’s victory would link the state with the Federal Government.
"We have been complaining of not enjoying federal government’s support; now that APC-controlled government is at the centre, it is better to vote Ajimobi for a second term," he said.
He dismissed the theory of gang up by members of the opposition parties against the incumbent governor, adding that if they could not achieve merger in four years, it would be impossible in one week.
Adebayo Shittu, a chieftain of APC in the state, implored the party’s supporters, especially members of the defunct CPC and members of Buhari Campaign Vanguard, to vote massively for Ajimobi on Saturday.
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"This is very essential so as to complement the victory of our leader and mentor, Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential election," he said.
He said by doing so, APC would be able to benefit from the laudable policies and programmes enunciated in the manifesto of the party.
"These include free, qualitative education, full employment, poverty alleviation, job creation, efficient distribution of energy and economic transformation," he said.
However, Dr Nureni Adeniran, Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Accord Party in Oyo State, assured it's supporters of a resounding victory in Saturday's governorship/House of Assembly polls.
"I want to assure our supporters that Accord Party has done its homework and will definitely win in all the 33 Local Governments in Oyo state," he said.
Adeniran noted that there had been a change with the election of Buhari at the federal level, saying that the Accord Party will also effect a change of leadership in Oyo State come Saturday polls.
It will be recalled that APC won the Presidential/Legislative elections in the state, while Accord Party failed to make mark.