Obasanjo leads PDP for Ondo governorship race


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has predicted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would win the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State, Western Nigeria..

Obasanjo stated this on Saturday in Akure at a rally organised by the PDP ahead of the election.

At the rally tagged “ Unity Rally,’’ the governorship candidate of the party, Chief Olusola Oke was handed over the party’s flag.

Obasanjo described Oke as very credible, and urged the people of the state to vote for him.

“I want to start by thanking our brothers and sisters outside Ondo State who have come to flag off the campaign to bring PDP back to the state.

“We have a creditable candidate for Ondo State, Olusola Oke is a good leader that can be taken by his words’’.

The former president said he returned to the country last night from the U.S. to attend the rally because of the importance attached to it, adding that he was supposed to return on Monday.

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Obasanjo urged party members, supporters and the people of the state to vote the PDP in the forthcoming election.

He also advised the people to be ready to defend their votes and to also exhibit good conducts during the election.

Chief Hope Uzodinma, the PDP Deputy National Chairman, who represented the national chairman called on party members to vigorously campaign for the party’s candidate.

Oke, who spoke after receiving the party’s flag, promised not to disappoint the people of the state.

He said that industrialisation would be given priority.

The incumbent, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the Labour Party and Rotimi Akeredolu of the Action Congress Party of Nigeria are also in the race for the election of the state’s governor in October.

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