By Jubril Bada
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has called on the people of Akoko South-East and South-West Federal constituency to reciprocate the good gesture of former Governor Adebayo Adefarati to Akoko land by voting his son, Gboyega to represent them at the House of Representatives from 2023.
Akeredolu stated this while addressing some people of the state at an event in Owo.
Gboyega Adefarati, a former commissioner in the state, recently emerged as the All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Representatives candidate for Akoko South- East /South -West Federal Constituency in next year’s election, following an order by a Federal High Court that rerun Primary election be conducted.
Adefarati, the son of the former Governor of the State, Chief Adebayo Adefarati, polled 71 votes to defeat Dr Olusegun Ategbole who scored 55 votes during a fresh primary election held at St Patrick’s College Iwaro Oka.
Akeredolu said, “this is Gboyega Adefarati, our next member, House of Representatives for Akoko South East /South West Federal Constituency from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“When you see his face, you should know he looks exactly like his father, the former governor of Ondo state. That is the son of ‘Baba Peace’ ( Late Chief Adebayo Adefarati).
“There is nothing else we can do to pay back what Baba Adefarati did for the state and Akoko than to vote for his son, for him to also serve the people of Akoko and continue where his father stopped in making Akoko land a better place.
“Baba Adefarati served as our governor in Ondo State and performed excellently.
“If we must appreciate all that Baba Adefarati did for us, we should vote for his son to continue baba’s legacy. That’s the only thing we can do.
“Baba Adefarati has passed on, there is nothing the dead can get from you (voters) again than what I am asking you to do for his son,” Akeredolu said.