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2023: Fayemi, Gov. Oyebanji mobilise support for Tinubu

  • Politics

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti and ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi have called for support for the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

They made the call on Tuesday during APC leaders and stakeholders’ annual Christmas get-together hosted by Mr Fayemi at his Isan-Ekiti country home.

Mr Fayemi, a former presidential aspirant and currently a special adviser on foreign affairs to the APC presidential candidate, said the state and Nigeria had much to gain if the APC retained the presidency with Mr Tinubu at the helm.

Mr Fayemi said this could only be made possible by a massive mobilisation of support for the party’s candidates.

The former governor, who described Mr Tinubu as a highly resourceful political leader and strategist, said the former Lagos State governor possessed the experience, exposure, and capacity to lead the country successfully.

He said a massive vote for Mr Tinubu and APC state and National Assembly candidates was needed to sustain the tempo of development in the country.

“I, therefore, canvass for massive votes for all the APC candidates for the state and national assembly seats, and ensure that the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu emerges as the next President of the country,” Mr Fayemi said.

He thanked the Ekiti people for choosing Mr Oyebanji as their governor, saying that they had started seeing the benefits of electing someone with competence and character into office.

“I said I want a governor who will do everything that I can do but also has that bit of connection with our people a lot better than I managed to do.

“So there is no reason why Ekiti people should be in any doubt that he is going to do much better than what I have done in office,’’ Mr Fayemi said.

Contributing, Mr Oyebanji explained that APC paraded the best candidates in all the elective positions, adding that Mr Tinubu’s election as the next president was non-negotiable.

He assured the people of more dividends of democracy with Mr Tinubu as the next president, with APC having the majority of members of the National Assembly and APC retaining all the 26 seats in the Ekiti Assembly.

“We are optimistic that Nigerians will vote for us massively. We shall also mobilise massively for our candidates,” he said.