Says “The Power of the People is Mightier than the Bullets of my Political Adversaries against me and my family”
Promises to Reconstruct Isua to Ugbe-Akoko Road
Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
30th September, 2020
Just like the legendary former American President, Abram Lincoln, opined, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, sent some stinkers to his opponents in the fast approaching October 10th governorship election in the state, saying “the grace of God that I am enjoying will disgrace all my political enemies”.
He also asserted that he neither relies on rigging nor any form of manipulation, but hopes to win the electoral contest to keep his hold on power for another four years through the votes of the people.
Quoting what could be likened to the affirmations of Abram Lincoln, Akeredolu, who spoke while addressing the jubilant crowd that greeted his arrival to Isua-Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko South East Local Government in continuation of his political campaign, pointedly declared that he is the man to beat, and the power of the people heavily standing behind him, will fight his battle for him against his political adversaries.
“My opponents have deployed all weapons of destruction against me and my family for political exigency but the grace of God that I am enjoying will disgrace them without an exception.
“They said I did not do anything in Akoko but they drive through Oke Alabojuto every day. Our Water Scheme is in their towns. We renovated their schools and hospitals. Yet, they said we did nothing in Akoko.
“By the grace of God, my administration constructed the first dual carriage road in Akoko Land since this state was created in 1976. I funded AAUA. Arigidi to Oke Agbe road is under construction through the support of NDDC.
“There are over 1,000 Akoko Sons and Daughters working in the Companies at Ore Industrial Park facilitated by our government. By the grace of God, the road from Isua to Ugbe will be completely tarred within the two years of my second term.
“I am happy that you, the common people have stood your ground against the locusts of yesterday. I thank you all. I am a believer in the power of the people. The power of the people is mightier than bullets in a democracy.
“The power of the people is mightier than the bullets of my political adversaries. With the people standing gallantly behind me, I have nothing to worry about. I am going to win free and square October10th. My victory is certain,” Akeredolu, said.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 50 members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Isua-Akoko.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, the local government women leader of SDP, Mrs Modupe Olayinka, said the good deeds of Akeredolu was what propelled her and others to join the progressives.
On the campaign train with Akeredolu were his running mate, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Campaign Director-General, Rt. Hon. Victor Olabimtan, former Reps Member, Kolawole Babatunde, and many other APC bigwigs.