Obasanjo urges massive turnout for governorship polls
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.”