Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday joined the campaign train and solicited support for the re-election of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).
Governor Sanwo-Olu who doubles as the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), National Campaign Council for Ondo State Governorship Election, while speaking during a campaign rally in Okitipupa Local Government Area in Ondo State on Monday said APC administration in Ondo State had performed creditably well and therefore deserved a re-election for continuity.
He called on the electorate to re-elect Governor Akeredolu for a second term in office in the October 10 governorship election in the state.
Sanwo-Olu said Governor Akeredolu had performed well during his first term in office by delivering on his electoral promises, especially in the areas of good governance, road construction, infrastructure and provision of dividends of democracy to the people of Ondo State.
The Lagos State Governor who travelled several kilometres, covering several major towns including Ore and Okitipupa for the campaign rally to drum up support for Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa said the people should believe in what Akeredolu had done in less than four years in office and reward him with their votes in next Saturday’s election.
Sanwo-Olu said he is very optimistic that APC would win the poll.
Speaking during a meeting with traditional rulers in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the State, Governor Sanwo-Olu implored the monarchs to join the entire Ondo State traditional rulers in working for Akeredolu as promised during the APC campaign flag-off in Akure on Saturday, September 5.
The Lagos State Governor said the entire APC leadership at national, South-West zone and state levels are solidly behind Akeredolu’s re-election bid and therefore urged the people of Ondo South Senatorial District to support APC.
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He said, “As the Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council, it is not enough for me to listen to the news about Ondo. I have come here to see things for myself and I’m very happy at what I have seen here.”
Governor Akeredolu while addressing the traditional rulers in Okitipupa said it was God that has given him the ability to work in the last three years for the good people of Ondo State, especially in Okitipupa Local Government Area.
Speaking on the perennial black out in Ondo South Senatorial district, Governor Akeredolu promised that his administration would not relent until electricity returns fully to the area.
He also said that the contract that would give birth to the electrification project in the area would be signed on Tuesday.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, the Abodi of Ikaleland, Oba George Faduyile, assured that Governor Akeredolu has no problem as far as the people of Ikale are concerned, declaring that the people of the area would vote massively for Governor Akeredolu on October 10.
Oba Faduyile who charged eligible voters in the state to vote for Governor Akeredolu, said the APC led government in Ondo State has done well in the last three years.