Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has enjoined the people of Osun to vote en masse for his party to win the 2023 presidential elections.
Mr Abubakar made the plea on Wednesday during his presidential election campaign
held at Freedom Park, Osogbo. He thanked the people for returning PDP to power in the state in the July 16 governorship election.
“I appeal to you to come in greater numbers than you did in the last state election to vote PDP in the next general election, that is the only way you can secure your future and the future of your children.
“We promise you, we will not fail you. We are not like other parties, because we have done it before.
“We have got the experience, people who have the capacity to bring about changes. We are not new as far as governance is concerned in Nigeria,” Mr Abubakar said
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun, described Mr Abubakar as “a man with enormous experience to turn around the fortune of Nigeria’s economy, having served as the Vice President and taking charge of the economy.”
According to him, when Mr Abubakar was the Vice President, he was in-charge of the economy. The economy was booming before the PDP left power. Nigeria was the largest economy.
“When elected, Nigeria will grow from strength to strength. Emergence of Atiku will unsettle evil in this country because he has the fear of God.
“He will govern Nigeria with Rule of Law and due process. I have been speaking with him on the issue of security and he promised to find a lasting solution to the challenges. He will also end kidnapping,” Mr Adeleke said.
Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of PDP, seized the occasion to welcome Lasun Yussuf, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate at the Osun 2022 governorship election, back to PDP.
Mr Ayu also appealed to members of the party to forget what had happened in the past, saying he was happy that those that left the party for one reason or another were returning to the party.