National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has called on Nigerians to use their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to sentence the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to political death.
Oshiomhole made this call when President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; APC National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu and other APC stalwarts stormed Ibadan, on Saturday, to campaign for Buhari’s reelection.
Beyond crowds at political rallies and use of words, Oshiomhole charged Nigerians to use their PVCs to vote against Atiku and his said plans “to sell the nation’s assets, privatise Nigeria and enrich his friends.”
“We won’t kill them with our mouths but with PVCs. Use of PVC to vote Buhari come February 16 will kill Atiku/PDP politically.
“Atiku during an interview in Lagos said he will sell the nation’s assets; he will enrich his friends. Would you vote for someone keen on stealing our treasury?
“No more sharing of the treasury by the rich and for the rich. Vote against privatisation of Nigeria, vote against enriching friends of Atiku, vote against the sale of assets.
“Rather, vote continuity of school feeding, N-power, continuity of roads and rail construction,” Oshiomhole said.
Speaking further, Oshiomhole described as insulting the changed position by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo that he had forgiven an Atiku that he once lambasted as corrupt.
In his address, President Buhari affirmed the commitment of his administration to fixing the roads, rails and power.
He, particularly, charged governors of the South West to give attention to agriculture, in line with his administration’s focus on diversification of the economy from oil.
‘We have watched over the years how lives and properties are lost on daily basis. And if a fraction of what this country was earning had been used to develop infrastructure, we here would benefit more than other parts of the country.
“And that is why the Minister of Transportation has assured that we are working hard to ensure that the road and railway into Lagos and Ibadan are done by end of this year.
“Also, I have asked your governors to please go back to the land, agriculture is key in the South West. We have now stopped the importation of rice virtually and we have saved hundreds of millions of dollars which we have put into infrastructure.
“We are going to do the roads, we are going to do power and I assure you that with your support, we will fulfil this mandate,” Buhari said.
The campaign held at Mapo Hall also had in attendance, Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; Director General, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi; Spokesperson for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo; Governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos); Chairman, Oyo APC, Chief Akin Oke; Speaker, Oyo Assembly, Honourable Olagunju Ojo; APC governorship candidate in Oyo state, Chief Adebayo Adelabu and his deputy, Samuel Eegunjobi; Director, South West, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Olusola Oke; wife of Oyo governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi; Oyo deputy governor, Mr Moses Adeyemo.
Osinbajo, in his remarks, warned Nigerians against voting a return to the dark days of looting of the nation’s treasury, rather, he called for votes for Buhari to continue to lead the country on the path of progress and development.
According to Osinbajo, even Buhari’s enemies know that Buhari stood for truth, integrity and was committed to the development of the nation.
Speaking, Tinubu described allegations by persons in the opposition that the APC government planned to rig the election as evidence of weariness and fear of losing.
He urged Nigerians not to be deceived by “liars”.
“Don’t be deceived by the liars. The opposition is scared hence its allegations of plans to rig the election. If they are tired, they should rest and stop alleging rigging. Crowds at rallies do not amount to victory, so on the day of the election, use your PVC and vote Buhari,” Tinubu said.
Amaechi, in his own address, said the Lagos to Ibadan light rail will become operational before the election.
Host governor Ajimobi urged Nigerians to embrace security of savings, Integrity, the nobility of character, rectitude, incorruptibility, daylight, development which the Buhari administration represents above corruptibility, darkness, looting, decadence and dishonesty which the main opposition represents.
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