Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN), at the weekend, urged the people to vote for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and Governor Adams Oshiomhole who, he said, “has performed for you”.
Fashola, who spoke at a rally in Benin City to formally handover the party’s flag to the governor, said what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which ruled the state for eight years, has not been able to do has been achieved by Oshiomhole.
The governor said: “What you fought for with your blood four years ago, you have seen the result. PDP was here for eight years. They have been in our national life. That is why we cannot have adequate power supply; that is why we cannot have water, no roads; so if you like what ACN government is doing here, you must vote in Oshiomhole.”
Apparently referring to the comments attributed to the PDP candidate, who referred to students as criminals, Fashola declared: “This was where I was made. I am a product of the University of Benin. I served the nation here and I am not a criminal.
“Stay true to the party and to the governor who has performed.”
Also speaking at the rally, the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, called on the people, especially the youth, to defend their votes, saying the opposition should not be given any opportunity to thwart their collective will.
According to Tinubu, “a vote for the ACN, a vote for Comrade Oshiomhole, is a vote for peace; it is a vote for development. You must stay with your votes until they are counted and the result declared.”
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi said the election day, July 14, is the anniversaryof the French Revolution, adding that the significance was very clear that July 14, 2012 would be a day of revolution when the people would declare their final rejection of the PDP.
Osun State Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said: “We are happy because we are genuine representatives of the people. What is best for you is continuation by the ACN. But the most important thing is for you to defend your votes.”
Also speaking at the rally, Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, said there was no more need for campaigns for Oshiomhole as “his performance has campaigned for him”.
The party’s National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, reiterated that Oshiomhole has done the ACN proud by upholding the hallmark of the party which, according to him, is performance.