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Parties strategise for Assembly poll

Parties strategise for Assembly poll

By Olusola Alatise & Jimoh Ahmed
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Ahead of Saturday’s House of Assembly election across Nigeria, major political parties are locked in frenzied campaigns and strategies to win.

Investigations by our correspondents revealed that apart from the house to house campaigns, politicians are dangling juicy gifts to win the heart of  prospective voters.

Some of the politicians, The Hope observed, employed disc jockeys who mount weird looking dancers on vehicles to titillate the electorate to vote for them.

Despite yesterday being a Sunday when most shopping complex in Akure were locked up, party canvassers were seen in twos and threes in the premises of the Olukayode, to woo voters.

Report from Alagbaka, the official seat of Ondo State government, political upbeat is on the high swing as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), held series of meetings with stakeholders and prominent party big wigs to ensure that the All Progressive Congress (APC) win the crucial assembly election.

Akeredolu in his earlier broadcast to the people of Ondo State enjoined them to vote for candidates whose campaign promises are in tandem with the vision of infrastructural development of his administration

Stakeholders already met by the Governor include: farmers, the Association of Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle and Tricycle Owners, Repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), where the leaders of the group promised to vote enmass for APC candidates among others

The governor will today meet all categories of civil servants in the state at the Ondo State Cultural Center, Alagbaka, Akure.

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Already, promotion letters have been released to deserving workers of Ondo State Local Government Service, while all other goodies in the offing will be released to the workers by the Governor at the meeting

The Hope also reliably gathered that series of nocturnal meetings are going on with various stakeholders in those constituencies.

An electorate in Agbaluku, Arigidi Akoko who will not want his name to be mentioned told our reporter that no less than five contestants have called on him to seek his vote.

According to him, some of them gave him money while some came with rice to persuade him to vote for them.

Meanwhile, Community leaders in the constituencies are not also left out of the trend as they are also calling for meetings and directing their people on who to vote for.

A source close to one of the meetings said some community leaders have directed them to vote for a particular candidate claiming that whoever vote against that ‘favoured’ candidate will be dealt with.

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