The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the southwest, have warned people of the region against the intra-ethnic gang that opposed the presidential candidate, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in 2023.
The leaders of the party led by National Vice-President South West, attorney Isaac Kekemeke, and its Oyo governor candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, warned against flagging out a million-man roadshow for Asiwaju organized by the young people from the region in Ibadan on Thursday.
Kekemeke warned of a repeat of what happened in 1983 and 1993 when some elements from the region opposed the realization of the presidential ambition of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Late Chief Moshood Abiola, respectively.
Kekemeke, insisting there is no division in the APC’s Oyo state chapter, urged party faithful not to let the chance to produce the region’s next president in 2023 slip away.
According to him, there is no division in the Oyo state chapter of the APC. We have only one candidate for governor, Teslim Folarin, 3 candidates for the Senatorial District, 14 candidates for the House of Representatives and 32 candidates for the House of Representatives.
He therefore warned some party members of what he described as anti-party, threatening that anyone caught doing this act would be treated in accordance with the party’s constitution.
It is unconstitutional for a party member to chat with candidates from another party.
It is high time we started talking to ourselves to guide us against the repetition of what happened in 1983 and 1993.
It is our turn in Yorubaland to produce the country’s next leadership in 2023. Our candidate is none other than Tinubu.
If you look at the profile of all the presidential candidates, Tinubu is the most qualified among them.
In the Southwest, Tinubu earns over 90% of our votes.
In a similar vein, Senator Folarin expressed support for Tinubu’s presidential candidacy, claiming he has everything it takes to lead the country.
He attributed the economic problems plaguing the country to the ineptitude of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, while he was serving as the country’s vice president.
In his words: “The PDP has failed the country in the past. It will be wrong and catastrophic to give them another shot at power in 2023.
In Oyo state, Tinubu gets no less than 95% votes. He is ours. He deserves our support, given his political background as a former governor of Lagos State.
Meanwhile, the youth from all the states in the Southwest embarked on a million-strong roadshow in support of Tinubu.
They started from the party’s state secretariat in Oke-Ado in Ibadan Southeast Local Government and ended the walk at the Cocoa House building, Dugbe.
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