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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has assured the people of the state that his administration in the state will create wealth to solve major security and economic problems in the state and give due honour to the traditional rulers in the state.

Makinde stated this when the PDP campaign team visited the Afasegbejo of Igbeti, Oba Emmanuel Oyebisi, at his palace on Tuesday.

The campaign team on tour of 10 local governments in Oke-Ogun on Tuesday visited Olorunsogo, Irepo and Orelope local government areas.

Earlier, the team had been guests of the Chief Imam of Igbeti, Alhaji Olayiwola Yusuf at the town’s central mosque.

He said: “Four years ago, I visited you soliciting for your votes to become governor of the state, this is God’s time and his time is the best.

“There is nothing I told you four years ago that is not still relevant today and the two vocal things were poverty in the land, after four years, it seems worse.

“The second thing I mentioned is the entitlement of traditional rulers in Oyo state, which is five per cent of the allocation from the local government according to the constitution. The current administration did not do it four years ago and not even ready to do it.

“Today, you have tried the two options, you can attest to the situation during PDP administration and the other party assumed office. Their style is to feed fat first without considering the fate of the masses.

“We are here today to appeal to you to vote PDP government back to power in Oyo State. From our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, our senatorial candidate, house of representatives, myself as gubernatorial candidate and my deputy, Raufu Olaniyan and out candidate for State House of Assembly, kindly support us by convincing your people to vote for us and not sell their votes.

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“It is very evident that people want PDP to return back to power, we will be grateful if you can support us to achieve this.”

In his response, Oba Oyebisi wished the PDP train success in their tour, intimating them that the people have their right to vote but urged them to eschew violence during their rally.

He then used the opportunity to request from the gubernatorial candidate if he wins the election to assist Igbeti town to overcome some of its which include heavy investment t in its marble industry, provision of potable water and citing of a higher institution in the city.

Meanwhile, the deputy gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo state, Mr Raufu Olaniyan has debunked claim of rival political parties-All Progressives Congress (APC) and African Democratic Congress (ADC)’s dominance in Oke-Ogun area of the state.

The party’s deputy governor who hails from Igboho said as against the claim by other parties that their stronghold is in the region, noted that the rebranded PDP is now more united and home to political winners in the state.

He said, “it is very glaring for all eyes to see. The camp of PDP continues to swell every day and that’s a sign of growth in the party.

“PDP of yesterday is not the same as PDP of today in Oke-Ogun. Where is their strength in Oke-Ogun? Here in Irepo, the meeting place of ADC is now being used by PDP because the ADC in that unit is not more than five in numbers. And almost 300 people in PDP camp cannot leave a meeting place for just five people, so they have to leave.

“I can’t see a local government here where ADC has that strength more than PDP.”

On the chance of the party to win the March 2 governorship election, Olaniyan added that “every politician that knows his ounce knows that PDP is a party to beat. People should not look at PDP as that of old, this is a new PDP.

“God is so kind, our people have tried APC before and now they are disappointed. The rate at which people are accepting PDP now is very high. On our tour, not minding our late arrival at some points, people still wait for us because they believe in us.”

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