The Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ondo State governorship election and Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, sunday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, solicited support for the APC and its governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Sanwo-Olu, who was accompanied by some members of the party’s National Campaign Council, met with APC leaders and critical stakeholders in Ondo State in preparation for the October 10 gubernatorial poll.
Apart from meeting with the APC stakeholders, Sanwo-Olu also joined the campaign train of Akeredolu and his running mate, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to rally support for the party in some towns and local government areas ahead of the gubernatorial election.
Penultimate Saturday, Sanwo-Olu had joined other party leaders, who defied the downpour, to flag off the governorship campaign for Akeredolu.
Speaking on the election, Sanwo-Olu said the APC in Ondo State had performed creditably to defeat all other candidates.
“There is no gainsaying that our candidate has done well in his first term as Governor of Ondo State. “Without sounding immodest, Akeredolu will defeat his closest rival by more than thirty per cent of the ballot.
“The people of Ondo State know our party and I dare say that we are the only party they trust to deliver the goods to them. That’s exactly what the government of Rotimi Akeredolu has been doing in the last three and half years.
“Therefore, Ondo people will come out on October 10 to cast their votes knowing full well that Akeredolu needs to be given a chance to continue with all his good work.”
Sanwo-Olu said his last visit to Akure where he witnessed a monumental support and a display of affection for Akeredolu by the residents was an eye-opener.
The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of APC had on Saturday, August 15, inaugurated the 104-member APC National Campaign Council for Ondo State Governorship Election led by Sanwo-Olu with Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, as deputy chairman.