Free Nigeria of hunger, insecurity, others, campaign urges electorate
Its chairman and immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, made the appeal in a statement yesterday in Ado Ekiti by his media aide, Onaopemipo Akinloye.
He said the people must vote to “end tyranny, anarchy, fascism, insecurity, hunger, economic stagnation and unfavourable policies of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government.”
Olusola canvassed support for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and all other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members vying for National Assembly positions for better life.
The don urged the people to come out like a “Spartan soldier very resolute to vote for Atiku Abubakar who has the experience to institute a responsible and responsive government, which would restructure and fast-forward the country’s economic and political development.”
He reminded the residents of the president’s alleged withholding of funds belonging to the state during the PDP administration of erstwhile Governor Ayodele Fayose supposedly meant to starve them.
“This uncharitable attitude of the Buhari government caused the Fayose administration to owe workers four months,” he claimed.
The ex-deputy governor also accused the president of refusing to consider Ekiti for infrastructure development throughout his four years in office allegedly because it was a PDP state.
He went on: “The state is blessed with abundant solid mineral resources. Notwithstanding having an Ekiti son superintending over the ministry, none was ever considered for exploration.
You can imagine the billions of naira earmarked to explore oil in the north.
“ I challenge the Ekiti APC that is asking the people to vote for Buhari to cite what the president has done for the state. Ekiti people are no fools. Ninety per cent of the infrastructure in the state were put there by past PDP governors.
“Ekiti State has always benefited from the centre whenever PDP was in control.”
Olusola cautioned the citizens against vote selling, intimidation and violence.
Meanwhile, chairman of Nigeria Integrity Forum, Alhaji Yakubu Mamuda Kampala, has said the nation’s founding fathers had endorsed the political ambition of the PDP presidential standard-bearer.
Consequently, he pleaded with Nigerians to rally round him to fulfill the desire of the forbearers.
Kampala, who is also a party chieftain in Kogi State, told reporters yesterday in Lagos that, “I had a dream a few days ago and I saw the founding fathers of our nation.
Sir Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Aguiyi Ironsi, Odumegwu Ojukwu, Murtala Muhammed, Shehu Shagari and several others were in a meeting. At the end of the gathering, they all expressed their support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to rule Nigeria next.”