Group tasks ward leaders on Akeredolu’s re-election
By Jubril Bada
A group, Aketi Continuity Mandate in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State, has charged all the ward leaders in the area to remain loyal to the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s second term bid, saying that evidence on ground has shown that the governor love the state and the people.
The Coordinator of the group and Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Saka Ogunleye, gave the charge at the group’s campaign for the governor’s second term re-election at the local government wards which ended in grand style at the weekend.
The group has concluded its tour of the 23 wards in both Akure South and North Local Government areas of the council with an elaborate testimony-making campaign exercise in the seven wards of Iju and Itaogbolu in Akure North Local Government.
Ogunleye said “Aketi is the product we are marketing to the people. Ward leaders are the arrowheads of our campaign at the local level. We have no other choice than him going by his antecedents, which are visible everywhere. It will not be a good decision to change a good product for an untested one.
“You have a lot of work to do as you sell the idea in your localities. Take this message to the units, other party members and the general public that the Aketi for second term project has begun”.
Other speakers at the event charged members of the group to work for Akeredolu to clinch the second term ticket.
According to them, the governor has been magnanimous to Akure, hence the need to pay him back with total support.
They highlighted infrastructural projects in the state capital, appointment of Akure indigenes into ministerial posts at the federal level and key political appointment in the state as evidence of his love for Akure.
The group disclosed that work would commence on the Akure/Ikere road as soon as the Federal Executive Council approved it.
The group said its tour to other local governments will commence very soon.