- Nigeria's health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole has joined his colleagues on the field to campaign for President Muhammad Buhari
- Adewole is also canvassing support for the APC candidates in the six south western states and Yoruba speaking people in Kwara and Kogi states
- The minister who is carrying out the initiative under the name: Buhari Leekan`Si recently organised a road show in his home state of Osun
The minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole on Wednesday, February 13, embarked on a sensitization campaign in his home state of Osun, to educate Nigerians on how best to cast their votes, in order to eschew the menace of invalid votes that have characterized previous elections.
The campaign team of the minister under the aegis of Buhari Leekansi Initiative, visited Ijesa, to re-strategize on the best way to reach out and sensitize the electorates especially at the grassroots level on the need to vote wisely and not succumb to tricks by greedy and desperate politicians.
Adewole was given a warmth welcome by traditional rulers, religious leaders, market men and women, students and politicians among others.
Speaking at the event, Professor Adewole said that the enlightenment campaign became imperative due to worrisome invalid votes recorded in the previous elections.
He implored electorates to use their index finger to cast their ballots instead of thumb, that have been the traditional method of voting.
He urged the people of the area on the need to come out en-masse and cast their vote for President Muhammad Buhari, his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and all APC candidates in the February 16 and March 2 elections, Adewole charged them not to sell their votes and conscience for any mount of money.
He noted that President Buhari has done well in the area of health, agriculture, power, road and railway sectors, eulogising his courageous mind to stem corruption out of our country, and also securing Nigeria at this crucial time.
His words: “We embarked on the sensitization and enlightenment campaign in other to tell our people that they should adjudge the administration of Buhari as an administration that have deliver and that will continue to deliver.
“We are using this opportunity to educate the electorates to use their index finger to cast their votes diligently and they should ensure they do not allow the ink to spill over to other boxes.”
He enjoined the people of the area to cast their vote for APC so as to be able to continue to enjoy dividend of democracy.
Earlier, the Olomo of Omo-Ijesa, Oba Oluwaseyi Adeolu Adejola while welcoming the minister to Omo-Ijesa, his own native town, assured the minister of their support, saying he would make sure all his subjects who have reached the age of 18 vote for APC.
Oba Adejola pledged that the residents of the community would use their votes to honour the health minister whom he described as a true son of the community.
Meanwhile, some northern elders under the auspices of Kungiyar Dattawan Arewa Initiative (KDAI) have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
The elders, who are mostly members of the APC, also insisted that President Buhari has been fair to all regions of the country contrary to suggestions of nepotism against the president.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, February 9, convener of KDAI, Paul Tarfa said they decided to endorse Buhari after “a long and fruitful consultation with our members from all parts of the north.”
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