Reps aspirant mobilises Ikorodu residents for Atiku
House of Representatives aspirant in Ikorodu, AbdulAzeez Awesu, and his political group have mobilised residents of the area to vote massively for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 poll.
Awesu, during a rally in Ikorodu, yesterday, described Atiku as a unifier, adding that the former vice president could salvage Nigeria from economic and political problems.
The PDP contender, who convened the rally, said the march was meant to re-assure party members and residents, who had been complaining of maladministration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The march, attended by PDP candidates, former aspirants and other stakeholders in Ikorodu, was staged to mobilise support for the PDP candidates.
It was also staged to re-assure party members and residents, who have been complaining of dull moments within the major opposition party since the last rally organised on 2022 Independence Day, by the same House of Representatives contender.
“This rally is basically to let people know that PDP is still on the ground, because, if you could recall, we started this journey a couple of months ago, and we knew the pace at which we were going. Considering the circumstances, the whole thing seems to be dying down.
But then, people need to know that PDP is still on the ground.
“Atiku is the unifier. That is the major reason while we are doing this to bring him to each and every one’s doorstep, knowing that it is Atiku that can do it on the platform of PDP. That is why we are mobilising our people and residents to put on their dancing shoes and come out here to know we have a lot of work to do,” he explained.
He hinted that there would be three or more rallies in the next few weeks, which will involve the party’s other candidates, to mobilise people for next year’s general elections.
His words: “Trust me, we are going to have three to five more rallies, and the essence will be to bring PDP to the people’s doorsteps. People out there have been hearing Awesu and it was possible that they met him for the first time today. I am sure that the third rally is going to include Abdul-Azeez Adediran (a.ka. Jandor), who is our governorship candidate; our senatorial candidate in the person of Nicholas Akobada; House of Assembly candidates (constituencies II and II), Olamide Lawal and Adewale Oyebo.
“So, the whole thing is just to bring everybody together. It is said that a tree does not make a forest. We just need to come together and make the whole thing robust to give Lagos the results we are looking for.”
Lawal said the rally was aimed at giving the youths the opportunity to prove that the party is still much a force to reckon with, and to mobilise voters for Atiku’s victory.