By ‘Dotun Akintomide
National leaders of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu Tuesday asked electorates in Ekiti not to allow intimdation from anybody, urging them to use their PVC wisely in Saturday’s governorship election.
Tinubu accused the PDP of destroying the country’s economy, urging the people to embrace the change agenda of the APC.
”It was the PDP that destroyed the future of Nigeria and those yet unborn. PDP stole all the monies and made life difficult for all the citizens
”It is not easy to rebuild what the PDP has spent long years destroying; for many of them that are now complaining, where were they when our economy was being bastardised?
”You must not allow anybody to intimidate you, I urge you to guard your PVC and use it wisely on Saturday.
” It is your turn in Ekiti to get a good government, it is not for you alone but for your children and their future,’’ Tinubu said.
Speaking in the same vein, President Muhammadu Buhari told voters to elect the candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, given the track record of the ruling APC administration in the country.
Buhari, who gave the charge in Ado-Ekiti at the grand finale of the mega rally of the party, told the crowd of party faithful and supporters at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium that there was no better alternative to Fayemi.
He said the people of Ekiti must not be deceived by the “stomach infrastructure’’ programme of the PDP government in the state, describing it as at variance with the norms in a functional democracy.
Buhari said he was in Ekiti not only to campaign for Fayemi but also to create awareness as well as sensitise the people on the dividends of democracy so far made available to them.
The president said his administration had so far executed 13 projects in the state, with no fewer than 29 contractors handling them.
The president assured the people of the state of more dividends of democracy if they support Fayemi in the election.
Also addressing the crowd, the National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, said Fayemi would redress all the wrongs of the Ayo Fayose administration.
He also gave an assurance that all the salaries and emoluments owed workers by the Fayose administration would be paid.
In attendance at the rally were 12 APC governors, seven serving ministers and national leaders of the party.