Cast Highest Votes For APC, Fasuyi Urges Ido Voters
… Says Oyebanji’s Victory Ido Agenda
The Director General of the BAO Campaign Organisation, Cyril Fasuyi, has taken campaign for the victory of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the June 18 poll, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, to Ido-Ekiti.
On Tuesday in his major visit to the town after he was returned as the Senatorial candidate for the North Senatorial District, Fasuyi urged Ido-Ekiti residents to ensure bloc votes for Oyebanji to justify his position as the Director General of his campaign organisation, saying the minimum result he expects is 99 per cent of the 27,000 votes in the town.
Veteran human rights journalists and Deputy Director of Media for BAO in a release made available to Irohinoodua said the APC was impressed by the popular support for BAO in the ancient community know for its unique contribution during the 18th century Ekiti liberation war, Kiriji.
Fasuyi was received at the gate of the town by a huge crowd of dancing supporters in a long trek to the Palace of Ido-Ekiti monarch, Oba Ilori Faboro, where the residents of the community were waiting to receive their illustrious son.
At the palace with the monarch were top chiefs in the town who spoke in turns, urging residents to vote for Oyebanji on June 18 governorship election. He said Oyebanji’s victory is important to ease Fasuyi’s election victory to place Ido-Ekiti among the communities in the local government that had a son in top political positions.
Fasuyi said since 1979, Ido-Ekiti had not been opportune to produce a National Assembly member after Chief Olu Olofinlade.
He urged Ido residents to vote for Oyebanji, stressing the Oyebanji is important to ensure his own victory, adding that the town now had another opportunity to have a son at the National Assembly. He urged residents to get their voter’s cards ready to vote for Oyebanji.
“Ido-Ekiti has 27,000 votes. It is expected that 99 per cent of the votes will be delivered for Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji ” he said
Fasuyi urged indigenes to prevail on their tenants to vote for APC on election day, stressing that Oyebanji’s victory is Ido agenda.
“All I want to say is to solicit for Ido people’s support to have the largest votes in the coming election because the votes recorded in the next election will bring many benefits to Ido-Ekiti.
“While other neighbouring towns are lucky to have sons and daughters holding high political positions, same cannot be said about Ido-Ekiti. That is why Oyebanji’s election will create a milestone to ensure that Ido is among the lucky communities in the local government that will enjoy the dividends of that victory,” the DG said.
The Chairman of Ido Osi Local Government, Sola Ogunsina, who also noted that Oyebanji’s vistory is Ido agenda, expressed delight that Fasuyi would join him in the political leadership of Ido-Ekiti, saying that his victory would ease him the burden of shouldering political leadership in the town. He urged residents to come out enmasse to vote for BAO on June 18, noting that Oyebanji’s victory is precursor to Fasuyi’s victory.
The Oba of the town urged youth leaders to embark on a peaceful house-to-house campaign to ensure Oyebanjo’s victory to ease Fasuyi’s victory.
At the main rally held at the Palace Square, Chief Adegoroye Olayisade, who is Chairman of the Ido-Ekiti Elders Forum, reminded the people that Fasuyi’s victory at the APC primary was an opportunity for Ido-Ekiti to have a son at the top echelon of National politics, saying it was an opportunity that must not be missed. He urged residents to give Fasuyi needed support to ensure victory for him in the National Assembly poll.
Ido Osi APC Chairman, Adewumi Aina (alias Sayee), said Ido people should see Oyebanji’s victory as a must. He advised residents to keep their voting cards, even as he urged voters against selling their cards to the opposition leaders that were going about to buy up voter’s cards.
Local Government Women Leader, Grace Olayinka, said Oyebanji’s vistory would ease victory for Fasuyi, saying the elderly people should look for a broom symbol and vote accordingly for APC.
Ido Ward One Chairman, Evangelist Dele Ajepe, said the most important election is that of BAO, noting that Fasuyi as a responsible indigene of the town would always play his role for the growth of the town. He prayed for God’s protection as Fasuyi pursues his ambition to be elected Senator.
Ward Two Chairman, Taiwo Fadeyi, reiterated the need for BAO’svictory, saying his victory is important to ease victory for Fasuyi, even as he urged members to embark on unit and house-to-house campaign to ensure victory for APC.
The local government chairman presented Fasuyi to the people, urging residents to come out enmasse on June 18 to vote for Oyebanji.
Former North Senatorial Chairman of APC, High Chief Jide Ogunbiyi, urged residents to ensure that Oyebanji gets bloc votes, saying it is Oyebanji’s victory that can guarantee victory for Fasuyi.
Chief Alonge from Ilupeju-Ekiti in Oye Local Government was also at the rally. He urged residents to stay at home on election day to vote for Oyebanji.
Addressing the rally, Fasuyi reminded residents that it was in 1979 that an Ido indigene, Olu Olofinlade, was in the National Assembly, noting that Oyebanji’s victory is the sure ticket to his victory that will make Ido to have a son in higher political office.
He urged voters to deliver all the votes in Ido Ekiti for Oyebanji on June 18. He urged voters to stay at home on the election day to vote for APC, even as he asked illiterate voters to seek assistance of their educated relations to ensure they cast their votes for APC.
Fasuyi said as the DG of BAO Campaign, victory for APC in Ido is crucial to enhance his political profile, even as he pleaded that Ido voters should ensure highest votes for APC’s governorship candidate on election day, as Oyebanji’s victory is important for his own victory in the National Assembly in 2023.
“This is the 12th year that I have been seeking to win electoral contests. This is Ido-Ekiti’s time in her quest to hold a high political position like in other neighbouring communities,” he explained.