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Be vigilant, protect your votes, Isiaka tasks Ogun electorate

Posted: Apr 10, 2015 at 9:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Laide Raheem /  Special Correspondent, Abeokuta


Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka, has called on the electorate in the state to be vigilant and protect their votes during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday to thwart any rigging plans of All Progressives Congress (APC).

Isiaka made the call while fielding questions from journalists after paying homage to ‘Olota’ of Ota, Oba Moshood Alani Oyede, as part of his campaign tour to Ado-Odo/Ota and other towns in the Ogun West Senatorial District.

The PDP candidate, who urged the people to come out en masse and vote for him and all the PDP candidates on Saturday, added, “There are all manners of rumours and rigging we are hearing all over the place and behind every of this rumour there could be elements of truth.

“We have shouted and at the same time we are asking our agents and our supporters all over the state to be very vigilant and make sure that their votes are protected”.

Isiaka added: “General (Muhammadu) Buhari came to power on the strength of people calling for a change and I  think that change is what the people of Ogun State are calling for now.

“So, if anything happens I think it just basically strengthens me to the influence that people know what they want and what the people of Ogun State want now is an end to the kind of government that we have in the state.”

He assured that if he emerges victorious on Saturday, he will put in place a government that will be totally people-oriented.

“Our government will look at the people’s needs and address the needs and not a government that just basically does things according to its whims and caprices which is what is going on now in Ogun state.

“We have demonstrated in the past and we want to continue along that line.

“We have gathered experience, we have known what our people need and we are going to ensure that we address them within the limit of our resources and we will ensure we manage the resources of  the state very well to the benefit of the people both now and in the future,” Isiaka submitted.