- Governor Akeredolu has urged the residents of Ondo state to vote wisely during the forthcoming election
- The people of the state will elect their next governor on Saturday, October 10
- Akeredolu said his re-election would bring more dividend of democracy to the people of the state
Ahead of the Saturday, October 10, governorship election in Ondo state, a former deputy governor of Osun state, Iyiola Omisore, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state and other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stormed the state in solidarity for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
The Nation reports that Akeredolu appealed to the people of the state not to lower the credibility and reputation of the state before the general public, urging them to vote wisely.
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu spoke in his Owo country home when his campaign train visited the town, adding that if the calibre of people struggling to take over his position is factored into consideration, the Saturday’s election is a battle between the intellectuals and the incompetent league.
Akeredolu, who was a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), said his resume and his achievements thus far in governance could not be compared with his main challengers who had also been in government.
The governor was accompanied by Yahaya Bello, a former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, ex-chairman of Senate committee on appropriations, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and the director-general of his campaign organisation, Victor Olabimtan.
He urged the people of the state to value excellence and integrity by voting for him on Saturday, October 6.
The governor said:
“No investor will bring his money to invest in a state under the control and supervision of those who do not understand the language of investment. One of my opponents, when he was commissioner, was appointed to superintend over the Bitumen exploration policy but the agency crumbled under him.
"It was under his watch that Dangote took our refinery from Olokola Free Trade Zone in Ondo state to Epe in Lagos. Today, he is masquerading like a messiah. We know the one that does not even know the meaning of INEC. We know the one who cannot stand before the people he’s seeking to govern to address them in our official language. Is that the person you want to vote to be representing you before the world?
“Therefore, I appeal to you to vote wisely. I urge you to spread the message to your friends in other part of our states. This election is a referendum between the bush-league who do not know what governance entails and the parlance of philosopher kings that me, your son, Oluwarotimi, represent. We must not relegate our state."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Akeredolu's re-election bid got a boost after he was endorsed on Tuesday, October 6, by the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi.
It was reported that during his hosting of the governor at the palace, Oba Aladelusi described Akeredolu as a governor who surprised him by fulfilling his campaign promises to the people of the kingdom.
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