Akinremi Warns Opposition Parties Against Coercing Electorate With Fake ‘godfatherism’ Campaign

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Barr. SHarafadeen Abiodun

 

By Moses Adetayo

The newly elected House of Representatives’ member for Ibadan North federal constituency, Prince Musiliu Akinremi, on Thursday warned opposition parties in Oyo state to stop spreading fake news that if Chief Adebayo Abdulwaheed Adelabu, the party’s gubernatorial candidate wins this Saturday, March 9, 2019 Governorship election, the state will be under the control of a godfather.

He described those spreading such news as retrogressive as well as prejudicial set of people, who are fond of misinforming to coerce the people, in order to satisfy their selfish political interests.

Akinremi, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, made this known in a press release at his Prince Akinremi Foundation (PAF), situated at Yemetu area of Ibadan.

While advising the people of the state not to be misguided against voting for Bayo Adelabu, on Saturday, Akinremi explained that “it is obvious that some retrogressive and prejudicial have their political tutelage from those old politicians that were antagonists to the laudable political leaderships of renowned progressive leaders of blessed memories of the Southwest geopolitical zone.”

Akinremi told the people of the state to liken the activities of the present antagonists of the leadership of ruling APC across the Southwest as replicas of the pull-him-down syndrome, orchestrated against the leadership of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) under the sage, the Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and that of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), under the Cicero of Esa-oke, the Chief Bola Ige, shortly after the 1979 and 1999 elections respectively.

He further pointed out to the people to take into deep consideration how everybody, including the present rumour-mongers are now referring to the quality leadership rendered across the Southwest by Awo and Ige.

While enjoining the people of the state to go out on Saturday and vote enmass for the APC across the state, Akinremi told the people to recall the maladies and mishaps that ensued in the Southwest after 1983 and 2003 respectively that the geopolitical zone was hijacked from the control of the progressives.

Akinremi further asserted that nobody can erase the history of how the political leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC national leader, who is a former governor of Lagos State, has since 1999, transformed the state to a template of the way of how the country as a whole ought to be governed.

The international businessman explained that the same is evident in Oyo state from 2011, through the qualitative leadership of His Excellency, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, stating that unlike before, “every citizen of the state can now boast of adequate security of lives and property, modern road networks, foundation of agricultural revolution, introduction of the renovation of public secondary schools, along with other infrastructures.”

The Liberian-Canadian based further pointed out to the people to have the belief that the main reason the APC presented Bayo Adelabu as its governorship candidate was solely borne out of the party’s determination to sustain and improve upon the progressive development of the state for the benefit of all, describing him as a youth to be proud of for  his impressive antecedents and profile that can be compared with that of men of letters the world over.

Akinremi hereby, called on his constituents across Ibadan North to see to it that the constituency records the highest number of votes in the state for Adelabu, as well as to ensure that the party wins both Ibadan North 1 and 2 constituencies come this Saturday, Governorship/State House of Assembly elections.

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