- The Hausa-Fulani community in Ogun has endorsed the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement
- According to the community, Adekunke Akinlade was the most qualified candidate among the contestants
- The community said the decision was informed by the campaign promise of the APM candidate
The Hausa-Fulani community in Ogun on Tuesday, March 5, endorsed the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunke Akinlade, as their preferred candidate for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The head of Hausa-Fulani community in Ogun, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, announced the endorsement at a news conference in Abeokuta, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that they pledged to deliver a bloc vote for Akinlade, saying that he was the most qualified candidate among the contestants.
Hassan explained that their decision was informed by the campaign promise of Akinlade to sustain the rebuilding agenda of the Ibikunke Amosun-led administration, particularly infrastructural development.
He said: “Amosun has laid a solid foundation for development in Ogun and we believe the work must be sustained, otherwise it will amount to a waste.
"Ibikunke Amosun-led administration has been generous and favourable to us. His government is a government that accommodates all, irrespective of tribe or religious affiliation and we see Akinlade following his footsteps and sustaining such legacy.''
Akinlade, in his response, urged the people to vote for him, adding that anyone who did not have the Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) should mobilise those who had to vote for him.
He said: “My intentions for the state are pure and good and if elected, I will ensure that you are free to transact your businesses and your children will continue to go to school without intimidation.
“I also assure you that if I am elected as the governor of the state, I will appoint Hausa-Fulani indigene into my cabinet."
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The event was attended by the national chairman of the APM, Yusuf Dantalle, heads of the various Hausa-Fulani communities across the state as well as members and chieftains of the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that despite his suspension by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state on Monday, March 4, intensified campaign for his anointed governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade.
Amosun led Akinlade’s campaign tour to Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state, where he declared that the Allied People’s Movement (APM) standard-bearer would win Saturday, March 9, governorship election if the poll was not rigged.
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