- Governor Ajimobi said Saturday, February 23 is a day of reckoning for the PDP
- The Oyo state governor said people will vote against the lead position party because of its 16 years of bad governance
- Ajimobi urged all APC stakeholders to go back to their communities and re-energise the APC campaign till midnight on Thursday, February 21
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has described the Saturday, February 23, the rescheduled date for the presidential and National Assembly elections, as a day of reckoning for the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to reap its 16 years of bad governance.
Governor Ajimobi who is also Oyo South senatorial district candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) urged leaders and supporters of the ruling party to remain steadfast and faithful, Leadership reports.
He urged all the party’s supporters to come out in large numbers to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari to consolidate on the gains of the past four years.
The governor made the call while addressing a stakeholders’ forum at the Western House, state secretariat.
He, however, warned against complacency, adding that the desperation of the opposition to upset the elections was unimaginable.
The governor said that the APC was at peace with itself at the national and state levels, judging by the huge turnout at its campaign rallies and the insistence of the electorate not to be swayed by the opposition’s empty rhetoric.
His words: “The opposition had adopted all manners of subterfuge and empty rhetoric to mislead the people into supporting them without success. Our people have refused to buy into their deceits, hence their desperation and provocative statements.
“I want to appeal to you not let off your guard for a moment until victory is assured in all the elections. We should not be complacent, because the opposition is throwing everything into this election as if the world will end when, mark my word I did not say if, they lose.
“This Saturday is a day of reckoning for the PDP for its 16 years of misrule. After ruining our economy and creating many loopholes and leakages that has pauperized the people and enriched their friends they are now desperate to stage a comeback.
“The APC has invested in the people in the last four years at the national level and eight years at our state level. Abandoned infrastructure and projects have been revived, with many at different stages of completion.
“Saturday is around the corner. All APC leaders and members should go back to their various units and wards to solicit the continued support of the good people of Nigeria. That is the mandate from our meeting on Monday, in Abuja.
“Be proud to be part of history by playing your part in the impending victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and all APC candidates in the coming elections. I, once again, also urge you to vote for me on Saturday to represent Oyo South in the Senate.”
Ajimobi urged the stakeholders to go back to their communities and reenergize the APC campaign till midnight on Thursday, February 21.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, alleged that INEC appointed some members of the PDP as presiding officers in some states and local government areas.
Oshiomhole made the allegation in a statement issued after the party’s caucus meeting held at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Monday, February 18.
He urged that electoral commission to address the allegations made about the inclusion of PDP members as presiding officers to ensure fairness and credibility of the electoral process.
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