LG Elections: Oyo PDP Campaign Train Hits Oyo Federal Constituency As Party Formally Presents Flags To Candidates
By Henry Odeh
Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Local Government Election Campaign Council today formally unveiled the four PDP Chairmanship Candidates in Oyo Federal Constituency by formally presenting PDP flag to them. Sunrisebulletin reports.
The State Publicity Secretary of the ruling party in Oyo state, Engr Akeem Olatunji who made this known exclusively to sunrisebulletin on Wednesday 5th of May during a phone press conversation said Governor Seyi Makinde was personally on ground on the campaign train.
Engr Olatunji said: “It was more of fanfare as Hon Akeem Olukitibi was unveiled as the Chairmanship Candidate of PDP for Oyo West Local Government, Hon Arowosaye Saheed Adeyemi AROSAD for Oyo East Local Government, Hon Mrs. Kafilat Mojisola Olakojo for Atiba Local Government and Hon Sunday Akindele Ojo SAO for Afijio Local Government.”
Speaking earlier, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka, in his speech advised the Chairmanship and Councillorship Candidates to approach the forthcoming local government elections with all seriousness by campaigning vigorously throughout the nooks and crannies of their respective local councils and wards.
In a separate remark, the Chairman of PDP in Oyo State, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, and the State Secretary of the party, Alh Wasiu Adeleke, reiterated that party candidates and members must eschew any form of conduct or behavior that may lead to violence and thuggery stressing that PDP belongs to the people.
He also stressed the need to treat the electorates as Kings and queens as obtainable in business world where customers are regarded as kings.
Meanwhile, Sunrisebulletin earlier reported that Oyo state chapter of PDP has stepped up its campaign in a bid to ensure victory across all local governments and wards in the state ahead of the May 22 Local Government Elections.
A former House of Representatives member from Ibadan North Local Government, Honourable Dada Abiodun Awoleye, presented two brand new buses to the party penultimate week.
According to Awoleye, one of the buses is for the party in the local government while the other bus is for the party Chairmanship candidate campaign organization in the local government ahead of the coming council election.
Engr Olatunji maintained that the party is not resting on its oasis as the party is vigorously stepping up its campaign to ensure all round victory for the party in the coming elections.
“Everytime we tell opposition parties in Oyo state that they have gone into extinction as a result of total rejection by the people, they think it is a mere political talk.
“The reception and supports PDP has continued to enjoy everywhere we go is an attestation that the people do not essentially want to see any opposition again because they are daily enjoying PDP government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde.
“We are confident of massive victory at the coming council elections that’s why we are touring every nooks and crannies of the state to campaign for our candidates and we will again resend opposition parties to where they belong.”