Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
The National Chairman of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Ralph Nwosu, has boasted that his party would embark on serious mobilisation in Ogun State, to send the incumbent administration packing and prevent it from installing a successor.
Nwosu, who spoke in Abeokuta, the state capital at the ADC mega rally, further declared that has what it takes to defeat the ruling at the March 2 gubernatorial election.
At the event,Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, who was presented with a symbolic flag as the ADC governorship flagbearer, was joined by the three senatorial candidates of ADC, Titi Oseni-Gomez, Deji Ashiru, and Babatunde Ogunola, as well as notable chieftains of the party.
In his remarks, the ADC national chairman said his party was committed to rescuing the state from bad leadership and putting in place a government to engender good governance.
Nwosu urged the people to support Isiaka’s governorship bid, noting that he remains the most credible and experienced candidate to lead the state.
He submitted that 85 percent of people of the state, according to an independent poll, wanted the ADC candidate to succeed Amosun in the coming governorship election.
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He warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies against colluding with any party or group to manipulate the general elections.
“It is time to say pack and go for this current government. A new tenant has arrived as approved by the people. With our votes, we will say pack and go.
“Somebody has been senator for four years and he has been governor for eight years and he still wants to install another person; does Ogun State belong to him?
“Our own party is for love and inclusion. We play politics of inclusion, love and brotherhood. You all know GNI (Isiaka); he is a gentleman. His heart is pure and he will give Ogun State the best development. ADC is the new spirit of Nigeria and it will help to bring new Nigeria.
“Nobody can stop our victory. Any INEC man that tries to stop it will go to jail. Any policeman that tries to stop it will go to jail. Any institutional authority that may want to disrupt the election will be dealt with.”
Speaking, Isiaka promised to leverage on the potential of the state and take it to greater heights.
He vowed to expand the scope and opportunities for women and youths to excel just as he asked the people to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by Friday to enable them to exercise their civic responsibility at the polls.
The gubernatorial candidate, however, cautioned against any attempt to rig or undermine the elections, saying the people are determined and resolute to protect their votes.