4th February, 2011
Chief Enock Kolapomoye Ajiboso, a chieftain of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and formerÂ Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives has specified that the ACN is the political hope ofÂ Nigerians.
Ajiboso said this during an interview with political platform, while inspecting some registrationÂ centres in his domain recently.
Describing himself as an unrepentant believer of ACN and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde RajiÂ Fashola, heÂ said, â€œFrom what we have seen so far, the party, ACN is the political hope of Nigeria whoÂ had for long been starved of good governance in the real sense of it.
â€œThis is why I want us not only to vote for Fashola, but that Nigerians must draw a cue from the ACNÂ example that is fast spreading across the country,â€ he said.
The two term chairman of the old Agege Local Government, while admonishing prospective voters to treatÂ their cards with utmost care, enjoined them to ensure that they vote for the ACN during the AprilÂ polls.
â€œOne major mistake that most Nigerians have been making over the years is that they never realized howÂ potent the voter card is in making and unmaking a leader.Â Hence, after registering, they do not treatÂ their cards without care only to be searching for them on the day of the election.
It is time for people to realise the undeniable fact that with their voter cards, they have the weaponÂ to choose the leaders of their choice and with the same card, they can say â€˜we have had enough of youâ€™
This is why I enjoin every eligible Nigerian to go out not minding the pains, to participate in theÂ exercise before the curtain falls on it, in order to be part of the current effort to consolidateÂ democratic rule in the country,â€ he averred.
He described as exaggerated, fears in some quarters over the coming April elections based on theirÂ perceived inherent irregularities in the current registration exercise.
â€œIâ€™m a positive thinker, so, I believe that we are going to have a smooth poll in April. Yes thereÂ must be some shortcomings in the registration exercise, but we must realise the fact that those behindÂ INEC are human being who are not perfect. We must believe in the exercise and do our own part very wÂ ell,â€ he said.