Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Governorship Candidate Of Accord in Oyo state, Chief Bayo Adelabu (Penkelemesi) has urged the people of Igboho, Igbeti and Kisi to vote for credible leaders with integrity and character, and not on the basis of the political parties.
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria made this known during a familiarisation and consultation visits to Igboho in Oorelope local government during the week.
Adelabu urged the electorates to check the antecedents of people vying for electives positions and vote for sincere candidates with total commitment to changing the narrative to hardship and suffering.
According to him, the era of voting on sentiments is gone
He said further: “If you have criminally neglected the people all this while and you think your sins are forgiven! No!
“Politicians will be coming their ways with different characters, seeking their support, but rather than giving in easily, the electorates should check their antecedents.
“It is the quality of the person that matters, not the area he comes from, not his religious or political party. We made the mistake of voting political party in the past, we must avoid it by all means this time around.”
Penkelemesi further urged the people to vote for Honorable Olumide Abiodun Ojerinde (Omo Olore) for a second term in the House of representatives, lauding his performance in the green Chamber, noting that more dividend of democracy await the people of Old Irepo, if they vote for his re-election.
In the same vein, the Ona Onibode of Igboho land, His Royal Majesty Oba Abdulrasheed Adetoyese Anikulapo Jaiyeola III appealed to the people of Irepo, Olorunsogo and Oorelope federal constituency to vote for Honorable Olumide Ojerinde base on his track record at the House of Representatives, adding that Olumide will do more, if given the opportunity to serve again.
He said: “It is the quality of the person that matters, not money, local government or political party. We made the mistake of voting political party in the past, we must avoid it by all means this time around.”
“Within three years, Hon Olumide Ojerinde has been able to put smiles on the face of his constituents ranging from; empowerment opportunities he offered to his constituents in different occasions, employment opportunities, educational support and more.”
“With his performance in the last three 3years as a first timer in the green chamber, honestly with high sense of responsibility, we need no angel from above to tell us that we have a man worthy of our support amongst us, a man who is divinely sent to usher us into a golden era where we can truly say we are reaping the true dividends of a proper democratic setting. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the people of Ighoho, Igbeti and Kishi to vote, support and ensure that Hon. Olumide Ojerinde returns for second term while we all ensures that this project is achieved.”