The first Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly under the government of late Governor Isiaka Adeleke, Rt. Hon. Wale Afolabi has charged both the serving and former parliamentarians from the state to ensure that candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerge winners in the forthcoming Presidential, National and State Assembly elections.
According to him such landslide victory will reestablish the fact that APC is fully on ground and that it has firm grip of the state, contrary to the spurious and erroneous narratives of the fifth columnists, adding that such winning streak will be a plus to the strength of the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is already gaining a sizeable momemtum nationwide.
Afolabi, who is the State Coordinator of the Parliamentarians Directorate of the Presidential Campaign Council of Tinubu/ Shettima spoke at a meeting of the Parliamentarians Directorate in Osogbo. He charged members of the committee to double their efforts as they form the most important organ of the campaign team, stressing that they are all politicians in their own right who are well connected to the people and a set of priviledged and distinguished citizens of the society who had at a time like this or before sought votes themselves and understand the terrain of politics in each of their areas better.
In her goodwill message, the South West Regional Director of the Parliamentarians, Rt. Hon. Patricia Olubunmi Etteh, represented by the Directorate’s Assistant Secretary, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, said: “Much is being expected of us as parliamentarians of the South West region; we therefore cannot afford not to ensure we return minimum of 80 per cent of the total votes of South West for our dear principal. To do just that is for us to work and mobilise like never before, united and to co-opt our colleagues at the grassroots level. We can not take any chance or be complacent on anything that concerns this election.
“Incidentally, we have a sellable principal in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is well accepted nationwide, very marketable and a candidate who has all it takes to pilot the affairs of this nation socio-economically. This is not about tribe, religion, but about someone who posses the capacity, sagacity and the right qualities to turn things around positively for this great nation,” She said.
Those at the well attended meeting held at the Osun State presidential campaign office were parliamentarians who served at both the state and federal level from 1999 till date. They include Hon Ayo Omidiran, Hon Gafar Ameere, Hon Ipoola Binuyo, Osun Agbeni, Adeniran Ibitoye Kilomodemo, Nathaniel Agunbiade, Awolola, Mudasir Toogun among others.
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