President Buhari canvasses votes for Akeredolu, says he deserves 2nd term
President Mohammadu Buhari has urged the Ondo State electors to vote for continuity in governance by the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu led government.
The President in a video message to party supporters at the Grand Finale of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign in the state, urged the electorate to turn out en masse to vote on Saturday without fear of molestation.
He said he has confidence that the ruling party will garner enough votes to return Akeredolu for a second term in office, noting the governor deserved re-election.
“I have no doubt that our candidate is a good brand for the APC to market. I am particularly delighted by his ingenious approach to governance.
“His performance within the limits of available resources is endearing, just as he has taken the State to an enviable level and on the path of prosperity.
“Having had the privilege of commissioning some of his projects, which I consider enduring legacies, I join you here today to declare that Governor Akeredolu deserves to be re-elected to consolidate the good work he commenced in his first term.
“I am not just proud of his achievements; I am confident he will enjoy the mandate of the good people of Ondo State for the second term,” the president said in the broadcast.
“I have taken a special interest not necessarily because my party is involved but because my focus and attention have been to ensure that we maximize every given opportunity to raise the bar in our collective desire to deepen democracy,” he said.
Governor Akeredolu will face the candidates of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyotayo Jegede and his estranged deputy, Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) at the election on Saturday.
Bookers are projecting a tight race between Akeredolu and Jegede while seen the deputy governor coming distance third in the race to the Alagbaka state house.