The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government will not disappoint Nigerians despite the current economic crisis.
Odigie-Oyegun said this as he led the leadership of the party on a campaign train to Iwo town ahead of Saturday’s bye-election for Osun West Senatorial District.
The seat became vacant following the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke on April 23.
The Chairman reaffirmed Government’s commitment to finding solutions to socio-economic and political challenges in the country.
He stressed that the prevailing economic situation was not the creation of the ruling party, APC, but that the Government was working round the clock to solve the problem.
“APC will not disappoint Nigeria, and I want you all in the Senatorial District to troop out and vote for our candidate, Mudasiru Husain,’
“I hope in the next four days I will be able to tell President Muhammad Buhari that Aregbesola has delivered once again and Husain is back in the Senate.”
Odigie-Oyegun noted that since APC’s victory at the 2014 governorship election in Osun, it had not lost any major election in Nigeria and commended the courage of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, saying Osun was a major ground from where the APC launched itself to the federal level.
“Osun is strategic to the party in all ramifications. I want you to know how important this election is to us, and that is why you can see me and all other party members here.
“As challenging as the situation in Borno is, the Governor, Kashim Shettima and the Kebbi Governor, Abdullahi Bagudu, came here to support us all.
“We need Mudasiru Hussain in the Senate; he is a high ranking man. He won’t sit at the back when he gets there. Osun will be represented well.
In a remark, Governor Shettima appealed to the people of the senatorial district to respect Aregbesola by voting overwhelming for the APC. Shettima said Aregbesola had performed very well to deserve being honoured by voting in APC’s candidate.
In the same vein, Governor Bagudu held that the performance of Aregbesola’s administration was enough to win any election in the state and urged the electorates to come out on Saturday and vote massively for Senator Husain.
Voice of Nigeria recalls that Senator Hussain had represented the District at the Senate between 2011 and 2015. He was prevailed upon by the party leadership to step down in 2015 to honour Senator Isiaka Adeleke who decamped from the opposition party.