Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has warned leaders and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state against any form of complacency, noting that the desperation of the opposition to take power was unimaginable.
According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, Ajimobi said this at a stakeholders’ forum held at Western House, State Secretariat, on Tuesday.
This desperation, according to Ajimobi, is seen in the opposition’s adoption of various kinds of subterfuge, deceits, provocative statements, empty rhetoric to mislead the people, which were unsuccessful.
Noting that the APC had invested in revival of infrastructure and people’s welfare in the past four years, he said Saturday would nail the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a comeback to power.
He wondered why the PDP was keen on a comeback despite 16 years of misrule, ruining the economy, creating many loopholes and leakages that had pauperized the people and enriched their friends.
“The opposition had adopted all manners of subterfuge and empty rhetoric to mislead the people into supporting them without success. Our people have refused to buy into their deceits, hence their desperation and provocative statements.
“I want to appeal to you not let off your guard for a moment until victory is assured in all the elections. We should not be complacent, because the opposition is throwing everything into this election as if the world will end when, mark my word I did not say if, they lose.
“I warn you against complacency because the desperation of the opposition to upset the applecart is unimaginable.
“This Saturday is a day of reckoning for the PDP for its 16 years of misrule. After ruining our economy and creating many loopholes and leakages that has pauperized the people and enriched their friends they are now desperate to stage a comeback.
“The APC has invested in the people in the last four years at the national level and eight years at our state level. Abandoned infrastructure and projects have been revived, with many at different stages of completion.
“Saturday is around the corner. All APC leaders and members should go back to their various units and wards to solicit the continued support of the good people of Nigeria. That is the mandate from our meeting on Monday, in Abuja.
“Be proud to be part of history by playing your part in the impending victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and all APC candidates in the coming elections. I, once again, also urge you to vote for me on Saturday to represent Oyo South in the Senate,” Ajimobi said.