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Obasanjo urges massive turnout for governorship polls


obasanjo---Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to go out enmasse and exercise their civic right during next Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections as they did in the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly polls.

Obasanjo made the call yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while fielding questions from journalists during his surprise visit to the popular Itoku market in Abeokuta South council of the State.

Obasanjo added:”The electorate should do exactly what they did during the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections.”

The former President who arrived the market at about 4.30pm was seen visiting the few Adire (local fabric) stores and in no time the entire market was agog following his presence as a huge crowd followed him around.

While addressing the people, Obasanjo said since he returned from Abuja as President, he had not been opportuned to visit the market, but that in the spirit of the Easter celebration, he felt it was appropriate to do so during the season.

Obasanjo further stressed, “Since I came back from Abuja , I have not really visited any market. Ihave come to do two things. I have come to felicitate with the traders at Easter and to find out how they are doing in their business.”

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  • Hims

    Sai BaBa, I like your style. Smart Baba.

  • 5rancis_Canad5

    Baba is enjoying himself. If GEJ had won he no for come out . So obj carry go , enjoy yourself.jooo

  • Austin Umerah

    Nigerians are wiser than the active and inactive politicians think. It is ironical that someone who tore his party card is indirectly campaigning for a particular party by visiting a market. We hope Buhari is not being cajoled to drop his highly supported intention to recover our stolen money by some individuals in the past governments (1999-date). We voted for him because we believe in his ability to eradicate corruption. Nigerians do not vote for parties but the pedigree of the candidate presented by a party.