Oyegun, Borno, Kebbi governors storms Osun, to drum support for Hussain
THE national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Odigwe Oyegun, the governor of Borno, Kashim Shetima, and his Kebbi State counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on Thursday stormed Osun in a final campaign to drum support for candidate of their party in Saturday by-election for Osun West Senatorial District.
Oyegun said since the APC won the 2014 governorship election in Osun, the party has not lost any major election in Nigeria.
He commended the courage of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, submitting that Osun was a major ground from where the APC launched itself to the federal level two years ago.
Oyegun, who made this known at the mega rally and grand finale of APC campaign in Iwo said Osun is strategic to the party in all ramification tasking the people of the senatorial district to make sure they vote the party candidate, Mudashiru Hussain, overwhelmingly on Saturday.
He described the candidate as once a ranking member of the upper chamber, saying he will not occupy the back bench in the hallowed chamber if elected.
“I want you to know how important this election is to us. That is why you can see me and all party apparatus here today. As challenging as the situation is, the Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima, came here to support us all. We need Mudashiru Husain in the Senate. He is a ranking man. He won’t sit at the back when he gets there. Osun will be represented well.
“Since the governorship election victory here in Osun two years ago we have not lost a major election. This is why Osun is strategic to APC as election is also crucial to us,” Oyegun remarked.
While reiterating the commitment of the Federal Government in finding solution to the social, political and economic problems the nation is undergoing, the APC national chairman argued that the hard economic situation was not created by APC in the first place.
In his remarks, Borno State governor Alhaji Kashim Shettima appealed to the people of the senatorial district to respect Aregbesola by voting overwhelmingly to for the party.