Friday, 27 June 2014

Osun 2014: Babatope, Obada, Wole Oke, Oladipo storm Ijesa zone for Omisore

Electioneering activities of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the August 9, governorship poll, in Osun State, received a boost on Wednesday, when the former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope; erstwhile Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada; and former chairman, House Committee on Defence, Busayo Oluwole Oke, stormed Ijesa zone on house-to- house campaign. The campaign train, which moved from Osogbo to Osunjela, Okebode, Ila-Ijesa, Ibodi, through Osu and other communities in Atakumosa West Local Government Area, canvassed residents on the need to vote for visible and positive change in the governance of the state. Addressing the inhabitants of Okebode after a visit to the traditional ruler of the community, Obaloja of Olokebode, Oba Ezekiel Adeniran Agunlejika, former Minister of Transport, said the electorate should liberate themselves by voting for PDP in the August 9 governorship poll. He described as untrue and baseless, insinuation that he was not in support of the candidacy of Omisore, stressing that “I’m in full support of Omisore and I want to recall that 17 years ago when he wanted to become governor, I took him to all the local governments in Ife/Ijesa zone. That shows that long before now, I have been supporting his political aspiration”. While contending that the PDP would have upper hand in the forthcoming election, Babatope charged the citizenry in Osun to be in control of their destinies by emulating Ekiti State, to bring back healthy development and sustainable economic empowerment to the state. According to him, “we are lucky to have somebody like Omisore as our candidate,” stressing that he has the political clout, mass appeal and goodwill to win in the contest. In his remark, the running mate to Omisore, who is also a former speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, said that “don’t let us relax because of Ekiti’s victory. This is the time for us to work harder for the victory of the PDP on August, 9, 2014”.

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