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Nigerians watching APC on promises – Osun Rep-elect

Posted: Apr 29, 2015 at 5:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti, Osogbo


A member-elect of the House of Representatives from Osun State, Oluwole Oke, has said Nigerians have begun watching whether the new government to be formed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in May will fulfill all its electoral promises.

Oke, who spoke to newsmen shortly after collecting his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now expected to become opposition party will force the new ruling party to be on its toes to ensure that all electoral promises are delivered.

While commending President Goodluck Jonathan for being patriotic enough to accept defeat which, he said, has reposed the confidence of international investors in Nigeria’s economy, Oke, who won the Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency seat on platform of the PDP, said “being in opposition does not mean being an enemy of the state or being an enemy of the government”.

“Our duty is to form a shadow government in line with international democratic practices and to hold the majority party to its electoral promises and to ensure that they discharge their duties constitutionally so that at the end of the day every Nigerian will benefit from the governance.”

On what Nigerians should expect from the new government under Buhari, Oke said “don’t forget that the party that will form the new government has manifesto, they went to the 36 states of the federation, made electoral promises both in written, in prints, online, on social media, and Nigerians are watching to ensure that they fulfill the electoral promises.

“Don’t forget that if Nigeria gets better it is not only APC members that enjoy it all of us collectively will benefit from it,” Oke said.