President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu will win Saturday’s governorship election in the south-western state of Nigeria.
Buhari in a video message to party supporters at the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign in the state explained why Akeredolu, the APC candidate, 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,” he said.
The Nigerian leader said all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that the October 10 gubernatorial election is peaceful, transparent, and credible.
He also assured the electorate in Ondo of the provision of adequate security to forestall any breach of the peace by unscrupulous elements.
By Abel Ejikeme