- As the elections fast approaches, Ekiti deputy governor has said Nigeria will remain a united and indivisible country
- Bisi Egbeyemi called on all ethnic groups to work together and use the elections to deepen the country’s unity
- The people of Ekiti were urged to vote massively for the APC to ensure overwhelming victory for Buhari and other candidates
The deputy governor of Ekiti state, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, on Monday, February 11, expressed optimism that the outcome of the 2019 general elections would not result in violence and the division of Nigeria.
NAN reports that Egbeyemi said this in Ado- Ekiti while receiving members of the state chapter of Timber Lorry Drivers and Load Association of Nigeria, who staged a solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.
Legit.ng gathers that Egbeyemi expressed confidence that Nigeria will remain a united and indivisible country after the conduct of the presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state assembly polls.
The deputy governor said that all ethnic groups in Nigeria need one another and therefore should use the elections to deepen the country’s unity.
Egbeyemi gave an assurance that Nigeria would enjoy peace before, during and after the February 16 and March 2 elections while the polls would be conducted under an atmosphere of peace.
The deputy governor urged the people of Ekiti state to vote massively for the APC to ensure overwhelming victory for Buhari and other candidates of the party.
He said Ekiti state would benefit immensely when the APC controls government at federal and state levels, adding that such a scenario would add value to the lives of the people in all sectors.
Egbeyemi urged members of the association to continue their mobilisation drive across the state to ensure victory for the president and other APC candidates.
He said: “February 16 is the day for Buhari, we want you and all the people of Ekiti state to vote overwhelmingly for Buhari so that it will be easy for us to demand whatever we need from the Federal Government in terms of empowerment, infrastructure and good positions.
“We are not opposed to Buhari in Ekiti; Buhari is our man here, so let us return massive votes for him so that he can remain in office to continue his good works.
“One ethnic group cannot successfully rule the country without the support of other ethnic groups. Hausas, Igbos, Yorubas and others must all work together on the unity of this country. We can never be divided by the grace of God."
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Earlier the state chairman of the association, Fidelis Ojo, said the solidarity rally for the re-election of Buhari was to ensure the continuity of his laudable programmess in Ekiti.
Ojo said that Ekiti would benefit from the federal government projects if Buhari was re-elected back to power. He promised the support of his members for Buhari in Saturday’s presidential poll.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that opinion polls conducted by two research organisations, NOI Poll and British Business Group, have reportedly predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari would win the February 16 presidential election.
The opinion poll also indicated that the two main contenders for the presidential race were President Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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