Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the electorate in Osun to guard against vote theft by the ruling All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The PDP presidential candidate for the 2023 election, said this in Osun on Thursday, in a visit to canvas votes for the party’s governorship candidate Senator Ademola Adeleke, for the July 16 election.
“Do not allow them to steal your votes as they did in 2018,” Mr Abubakar asked. “Osun is a PDP state and I appeal to you to vote for the party and safeguard your votes.”
Other leaders of the party, including Mr Abubakar’s running mate Ifeanyi Okowa; PDP National Chairman, Ayu Iyorcha; Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal; former Vice President Nnamadi Sambo, and former Senate President Bukola Saraki were also on the campaign trail.
In his remarks, Mr Ayu also appealed to the electorate to vote for the party on Saturday. He said, “there is darkness in Osun. We want light and that is why we want you to vote for PDP and Adeleke on Saturday.”
Mr Tambuwal, the Sokoto State Governor, also urged the electorate to vote for PDP for the restoration of good values and governance.
He said that a vote for PDP on Saturday would bring progress and prosperity to the state.
On his part, Mr Sambo urged registered voters to vote for PDP on Saturday.
The Caretaker Chairman of the party in the state, Akindele Adekunle, also urged the electorate to vote for the party.
“Osun people have decided to vote for Ademola Adeleke. Vote for prosperity, vote for PDP.”
In his remarks, Mr Adeleke commended the party members for coming out en masse for the campaign.
He said a vote for him and PDP was a vote for progress.
Mr Adeleke said if elected, he would ensure prompt payment of salaries, and pensions and also give financial autonomy to local governments.
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