2023: Ekiti Will Deliver Nothing Less Than 75% Votes For Tinubu – Afuye
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been assured of at least 75% of votes in Ekiti State in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Christianah Monisade Afuye, boasted of working with her principal, Governor Biodun Oyebanji, to deliver massive votes for the APC flagbearer come February 25, 2023.
In a statement made available to reporters on Tuesday through her Special Assistant Media, Victor Ogunje, the deputy governor said Tinubu has the capacity to build Nigeria as he did in Lagos State.
She said the former Governor of Lagos State aside from being an in-law in Ekiti, is a political leader and mentor to many great politicians of Ekiti extraction and deserved to be compensated with votes in 2023.
Naija News reports that Afuye made the statement today at the Ikere Local Government to mark the Christmas and New year festivities.
She appreciated Ikere voters for the support they exhibited for Governor Oyebanji and herself in the last governorship election in the state, saying the votes garnered in the town boosted the party’s chances in the keenly contested poll.
Afuye alluded to Tinubu as one of the best brains and most experienced leaders with fervour to sail the country to prosperity, after President Muhammadu Buhari’s exit.
She said: “I know that Senator Bola Tinubu will visit our Kabiyesi anytime he is here in Ekiti State to campaign. I know Ekiti and Ikere in particular will declare block votes for him. We are not expecting less than 75% of votes for our great leader in Ekiti.
“We all know that Asiwaju is one leader that has the capacity to build and nurture. He did it in Lagos, let us allow him to do it for Nigeria
“Get your Permanent Voter Cards in readiness to vote Asiwaju in the coming presidential election, because he is our own in Ekiti”.
The Deputy Governor, who also visited all the 11 wards in Ikere Ekiti, canvassed support for the APC’s National and Houses of Assemblies’ candidates in Ikere constituencies 1 and 2 and across the Southern Senatorial District in the impending polls.
She said the APC, having a majority in the National and State Houses of Assembly, will smoothen governance and fast-track progress under the incoming government of Asiwaju Tinubu and Biodun Oyebanji’s administration in Ekiti.
She said: “You know we have a structure in Nigeria and Ekiti. The APC is the ruling party. The Assembly may be giving the President and Governor problems if not dominated by the ruling party.
“I beg you, kindly pardon whatever some of our candidates must have done wrong in the past and vote for them. They shall surely make necessary amends.
“This is not a campaign, but a mere interaction and introduction of our candidates, whom I know are better than the candidates of our opponents in terms of characters, antecedents and commitment to nation building”.
Saluting Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu-Alagbado for attracting development to the town, the deputy governor said: “Under your few years reign, Ikere had produced eight Senior Advocates of Nigeria and two women Professors.
“It was under your reign that I became the Deputy Governor as a woman and we had a university. We are increasing in leaps and bounds. We are happy about these and it is on this basis that I came to appreciate you.
“I will continue to support Ikere Ekiti. I am part of you. Governor Oyebanji and I will not let you down”.
On his part, Oba Adu-Alagbado appealed to Ikere people to forget the past and think of the future for the town to be greater, warning against pull-him-down syndrome the way it was witnessed in the past.