Ahead of the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections, Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has urged voters in the state to vote for him and all the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the polls, saying a vote for other candidates will be a waste in view of APC’s victory at the centre.
He made the appeal on Monday while speaking on an MITV current affairs programme monitored in Ibadan, the state capital.
He said having demonstrated their desire for change by voting massively for the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and its National Assembly candidates on March 28, Oyo State cannot afford to opt out and operate as an opposition state again.
His words: “Oyo State people have demonstrated their acceptance of progress and change. They should repeat the same thing on Saturday.
“Don’t waste your vote, I beg you. If you vote for Accord, it’s PDP. If you vote for SDP, it is PDP. If you vote for Labour. It is also PDP. And PDP has crumbled as you know.”
He explained that several initiatives of his administration which required the approval or cooperation of the Federal Government could not succeed because of Federal Government’s refusal to play its role. He then said further that an opportunity had come to be aligned with the Federal Government which the APC has successfully taken.
He also declared that he was sure of winning the election. “We are confident of victory by the grace of God and by the love people have for us as demonstrated in the last election”, he said.
Ajimobi thanked the people for supporting APC in the last election, stressing that Oyo State contributed most to the party’s success in the entire Southwest. APC won the three senatorial seats and 12 out of 14 House of Representatives seats.
The governor also pointed out that his administration has succeeded in enthroning peace, improving social infrastructure including construction of modern roads and improved water supply in Iseyin, Ayete, Saki, and Ibadan, among others
According to him, eight big companies sprang up in the state in the last three years due to the enabling environment created by his administration.