As the All Progressive Congress party, APC, round off its campaign today for the governorship election coming up on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasised the need to reelect the incumbent governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, describing his performance as endearing.
He stated that he had no doubt that Akeredolu is a good brand for the All Progressive Congress party considering all he had been able to achieve with the little available resources.
Buhari whose message was delivered via a recorded video at the campaign grand finale in Akure, noted that he was confident that Akeredolu deserves the mandate of Ondo People for the second time having visited the state to Commission some landmark projects executed by the governor.
He commended the effort of the National Campaign committee for the election and for conducting a hitch-free primary election.
President Buhari also lauded the selfless and patriotic service of all the governorship aspirants who gave their support for the reelection bid of Governor Akeredolu.
He however advocated a violence free poll and called for adequate security, and for the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the election in accordance to the electoral law.
He enjoined the people of Ondo State to vote for continuity on Saturday.
Also, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo reminded the people of the state of all the laudable projects and human development programmes of Akeredolu-led government which included Oke-Alabojuto road, Ore industrial hub and Fly-Over bridge, Oke-Oka road, construction of state capital’s roads, among others.
On his part, the Chairman of the campaign committee, and Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu enjoined supporters of APC to come out enmasse and vote, and ensured their votes were counted before leaving the polling units.
The Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahya Bello said Akeredolu had performed creditably well in terms of infrastructure, human development and good governance and charged all the Kogi indigenes in Ondo to give 100% votes to Akeredolu come Saturday.
Bello who affirmed that APC would win with a landslide victory advised opponents to relax till after four years.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state on his part noted that APC is a united family in Ondo State and that would definitely give them victory.
Giving a vote of thanks, , Governors Akeredolu who was in company of his wife Betty, thanked the president and all APC Governors for their support for him.
Akeredolu who conveyed his appreciation through songs, “Mo de wasope” “Kinse gbogbo Eniyan Lori anu gba”, appreciated all and told supporters to start thanking God.
Other APC Governors at the event include, Osun, Kebbi, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Niger, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Jigawa, and deputy governors of Nasarawa, Osun, among dignitaries.
By Mary Agidi