Ahead of the March 11 governorship election, a support group of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo state, The United Progressives (TUP) has called on all aggrieved members of the party to come on board for the victory of its gubernatorial candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin.
The appeal was made by the convener of the group, Hon. Afeez Bolaji Repete on Monday, during a press conference in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
His words: “We appeal to the aggrieved members of our great party, to bury their hatchets and come back home to, collectively, rescue Oyo state from the sharp grip of reactionary elements, currently, manning its affairs.”
Repete, also used the medium to warn the members of the major opposition party to desist from spreading fake news and casting aspersions on their Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He said further: “We warn the ruling party, PDP and their supporters to desist from making false claims about facilitating the victory of the President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Those behind the wicked rumor are some unscrupulous elements whose motive is to mislead the public and attract undue sympathy from certain quarters outside the state come 11 March 2023.”
While congratulating the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu(BAT) and his Vice over their victory at the last Saturday poll, he also urged the people of the state to vote massively for their gubernatorial candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin
He said: “On the forthcoming March 11 gubernatorial election in the state,we canvass for support for Senator Teslim Folarin of APC. He remains the most experienced, the most competent, and the most qualified candidate among his co-contestants.
“As we all know, threats and violence cause voter appathy. It affects the legitimacy of elections and electoral participation, worldwide. So, we hereby put Nigeria Police Force(NPF) and other security agencies on notice that ‘on no account should dissidents, and agents of darkness be allowed to disrupt the gubernatorial polls of March 11, 2023. All citizens of Oyo State must be allowed to freely exercise their franchise without hindrance or any form of intimidation.”
“Conclusively, we thank the good people of Oyo-State for the confidence reposed in the progressive party, as expressed on February 25, and we encourage the electorates to double their efforts on March 11 by trooping out enmass and electing Sen. Folarin as the next governor of the state, and also by voting for all APC State Assembly candidates.”