*R-L: Chief Osoba, VP Osinbajo, Engr Salako-Oyedele, Prince Abiodun*
By Mikail Mumuni
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday appealed to the electorate in Ogun State to troop out in large numbers to elect Prince Dapo Abiodun as governor in the Saturday, March 9 gubernatorial election. He also made a similar case for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for the State House of Assembly.
The Vice -President who addressed thousands of traders at Kuto, Itoku, Lafenwa and Panseke markets – all in Abeokuta, separately at APC mega rallies, further assured that nobody would be able to breach the peace or cause problem as there are adequate security arrangement to ensure the safety of everybody.
“We will do all humanly possible within the ambit of the law to provide adequate security for all and sundry on and after the coming Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state.
So, don’t panic as we are up to the task ahead.
“The coming Governorship election in Ogun state is very crucial and we should all come out and vote.
“And you are to cast your votes for Prince Dapo Abiodun as the Ogun state governor. Also, vote for all House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election.
“By and large, ensure your votes are counted in your presence before you leave the polling booths.
“Don’t let us turn our back at the APC, because it is the only party that can take us to the next level. And we should not cast our votes for any other party than the APC,” Osinbajo advised.
Similarly, former governor and leader of the party, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, enjoined the people to cast their votes for Abiodun as the next governor.
Osoba said the Vice-President who represented the President for the rally, brought good tidings for the state to express appreciation for the electoral victory of the President Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo joint ticket in the Saturday, February 23, 2019 polls.
Also, Dapo Abiodun who was flanked by his running mate, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele and the Lagos West Senator, Solomon Adeola, appealed to the people to support him to emerge victorious on Saturday.
“We won’t promise what we would not do. But with your support during the polls, victory is sure for us in the APC.
“Come out and cast your votes for the APC. Your votes are to make Ogun state greater,” Abiodun said.
During another rally at Ake, Abeokuta, Professor Osinbajo, while addressing the mammoth crowd, said just as they voted for him, their son and President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates to emerge winners during the presidential and National Assembly elections, they should also come out en masse to cast their votes for Abiodun and APC state House of Assembly candidates.
The vice president assured them that the Saturday’s election would be peaceful in the state as the Federal Government had made adequate arrangement for security agents to provide effective security to protect lives and properties during and after the polls.
The APC leaders also used the occasion to receive a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Kayode Amusan and former Speaker of the state House of Assembly and Senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Ogun Central, Titi Oseni – Gomez into the APC fold.
The two PDP chieftains defected to APC with thousands if their supporters to help push for the victory of Dapo Abiodun come March 9.