Thursday, January 3, 2019


Chief Olusola Oke, Southwest Director of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation for the 2019 presidential election, says not voting for President Muhammadu Buhari will denote backwardness.

Oke said this while receiving members of Buhari/Osinbajo Strategic Solidarity Movement (BOSSEM) on Wednesday in Akure.

“Voting for candidate apart from President Buhari come 2019, is like the Israelites going back to Egypt but in APC we are focused on Canaan by supporting Buhari.

“Mr President is the real project and APC has a way of finding solutions to its problems, so, that is not a problem. We will all work together,” he said.

Aside the internal crises within the party, Chief Oke, who is a two time governorship candidate in the state, said the major challenge of next general election was for Nigerians to make the right choice.

He assured the movement that the opposing camps within the party would work for the re-election of Mr President.

The campaign director dispelled political insinuations that the internal crises within the party would affect the second term bid of the president in the South West.

“My primary work is to bring everybody together: the aggrieved and non-aggrieved to have a good showing.

“We need everybody, so whosoever is aggrieved; we will make appeal to them. I am happy about one thing: Whosoever is aggrieved will still work for our President.

“The Yoruba people are very sophisticated politically. Their place in the last election is crucial and critical and it’s going to be same in this election.

“We have our own options and we have weighed the options and at this level, the option of Buhari has no alternative and that is why we are going for him. No doubt, there are challenges,” he said.

According to him, the challenges of what the present administration has been facing for the past three and half years are to lay a new foundation for the growth of the country.

“The super-structure is yet to come. It is now our responsibility as Nigerians to make sure the solid foundation is not destroyed so that the superstructure can be put on it.

“To achieve this is not going to be an easy job, but we are fortified in our belief by the existence of the various groups, that also care about the future.

“Therefore, whatever challenges that we have are not insurmountable and I can assure you, we have put our hands on deck and we are not going to look back,” he assured.

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