The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Ms. Monisade Afuye, has assured the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council that the party’s standard bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will win over 75% of the total in the 2023 elections. number of votes in the state.
Afuye said this on Tuesday as he donated cash and consumables to Ogoga-in-council and 11 wards in Ikere Local Government to mark the Christmas and New Year festivities in Ikere-Ekiti.
She also gave cash gifts to 110 Ikere-Ekiti natives to lift them out of poverty and donated N1.5 million to party members and leaders in the neighborhoods.
She described Tinubu as part of Ekiti, as in-laws, political leader and mentor to many great politicians of Ekiti extraction, who deserved to be compensated by votes in 2023.
She alluded to Tinubu as one of the brightest minds and most experienced leaders with fervor to sail the country to prosperity, after the departure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I know that Senator Bola Tinubu will visit the Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti when he is here in Ekiti State to campaign. I know that Ekiti and Ikere in particular will declare block votes for him. We expect no less than 75% of the vote for our great leader in Ekiti.
“We all know that Tinubu is a leader who has the ability to build and nurture. He did it in Lagos, let’s allow him to do it for Nigeria.
“Have your permanent voter cards ready to vote for Tiunbu in the upcoming presidential election, because he belongs to us in Ekiti,” Afuye said.
The deputy governor credited Ikere-Ekiti voters for the support they showed for Governor Biodun Oyebanji in the last gubernatorial election, saying the votes collected in the city boosted the party’s chances in the hotly contested poll.
She also visited all 11 wards in Ikere-Ekiti to donate cash and consumables, soliciting support for APC’s National and House of Assemblies candidates in Ikere Constituencies 1 and 2 and in the Southern Senatorial District in the polluting polls.
She said the APC, with a majority in the National and State Houses of Representatives, will ease governance and accelerate progress under the incoming government of Asiwaju Tinubu and Biodun Oyebanji’s government in Ekiti.
“You know we have a structure in Nigeria and Ekiti. The APC is the ruling party. The Assembly can get the president and governor into trouble if it is not dominated by the ruling party.
“I beg you, kindly forgive me what some of our candidates have done wrong in the past and vote for them. They will certainly make the necessary changes.
“This is not a campaign, just an interaction and introduction of our candidates, who I know are better than our opponents’ candidates in terms of characters, antecedents and commitment to nation-building,” she said.
Oba Adejimi Adu-Alagbado, Oba Adejimi Adu-Alagbado, saluted Ogoga of Ikere for attracting development to the city, Afuye said, “Under your few years of rule, Ikere-Ekiti had produced eight Senior Advocates of Nigeria and two female professors.
“Under your rule I became deputy governor as a woman and we had a university. We are moving forward in leaps and bounds. We are happy with that and on that basis I have come to appreciate you.
“I will continue to support Ikere-Ekiti. I am part of you. Government Oyebanji and I will not disappoint you,” added Afuye.
Oba Adu-Alagbado appealed to the people of Ikere-Ekiti to forget the past and think about the future to make the city bigger, warning against the pull-him-down syndrome as it became in the past seen.
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