By Chris Chimezie
Members of the Ondo State Campaign Council for the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation have been charged to work round the clock and ensure a resounding victory for President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo in the February 16 general elections.
The Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) gave the charge while inaugurating members of the Council at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s office in Akure.
The Campaign Council which has the Governor as Chairman and Mr Ife Oyedele as Secretary, also has seven other sub-committees which include: Mobilisation, Protocol and Transport, Venue, Entertainment, Media, Security and Medical.
The Governor enjoined all committee members to work assiduously at ensuring the success of the APC Presidential Campaign Programme in the State coming up on February 5, 2019 at the MKO Abiola Democracy Park in Akure.
“We must mobilise the electorate effectively towards re-electing Buhari, who has performed greatly at making Nigeria safe, corrupt-free and economically developed for all citizens and as well, prove that Ondo State is an APC State.
“Ondo State delivered well for President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 Presidential Election even at a time the state had not gotten an APC governor, but now that the state is being controlled by the APC, the state must return all candidates of the party with overwhelming votes”, he said.
Akeredolu, while intimating members with the campaign itinerary across the state hinted that the state-wide campaign tour of the APC would be for six days, saying all hands must be on deck to ensure that all candidates of APC are victorious in their respective elections to make Ondo State stand tall among all APC controlled states in the country.
In his remarks at the inauguration, Director-General, Technical Aids Corps (TAC), Dr Pius Osunyikanmi lauded Governor Akeredolu for domesticating the APC Campaign Council and making it an all-inclusive platform to reinforce the unity of the party across the state.
Describing the action of the Governor as a major leap to the promised land, he said it was heartwarming that APC in the State has become one big family that would undoubtedly record 90 percent in the forthcoming election.
Osunyikanmi equally commended the achievements of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in less than two years in office in infrastructural development across the state and urged APC members to mainstream the sterling achievements into their campaigns.
Another member of the committee, Mrs Olamide Falana promised on behalf of the members, particularly women to ensure outstanding victory for APC.