By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Social Democratic Party candidate (SDP) has boasted that the party is resolute to liberate Nigerians from oppressive government being experienced in the country by winning the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State and also defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The candidate of the party in Ekiti, Mr AkinloyeÂ Ayegbusi, also called on the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose to start preparing his handover notes forÂ a proper hand over to government of SDP to be led by him.
In his remarks at the partyâ€™s rally in Ado Ekiti at the weekend, the National Chairman of the party, Chief Olu Falae , who was represented by the Deputy National Chairman, Alhaji AbdulÂ Ahmed, said that SDP will take over from PresidentÂ Buhari in 2019.
â€œThis party has come to stay. The SDP will take over power at the centre and all the 36 states. We are starting that process from Ekiti. Come July 14, our young and dynamic candidate will win the election,â€ he said.
He applauded Ekiti State chapter of the party for conducting free and fair primary election, promising the state SDP of all the support it will need to win the election. â€œFrom the information at our disposal, we have won the election. I urged the people of Ekiti to come out and vote for SDP,â€ he said. Ayegbusi made the call at the weekend when the National leadership of the party officially presented the partyâ€™s flag to him at a mega rally held in Ado Ekiti at the weekend.
The SDP candidate said that he is the David that Ekiti earnestly yearn for to deliver them from the oppressive governments that have been traumatising the people since 1999. He urged the people not to be despair anymore because their time of liberation from poverty, insecurity, unemployment and disease has come. Ayegbusi urged the youths in the state to embrace the SDP which has produced one of them as the candidate so that there can total generational shift of governance to the youths. â€œWe are often deceived by the old order that youths are leaders of tomorrow. I have been hearing that since I was born, but the same people saying this have refused to quit the corridor of power.
â€œTherefore, we are no longer comfortable with youth being leaders of tomorrow, our time is now and we must take it through legal and constitutional means. â€œIf we the youths are determined, we can do it. We can takeover government and do great wonders. We have the population of voters that can make it happen. This does not mean that we will jettisons the wise counsel of the old. â€œAs for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in Ekiti led by Governor Ayodele Fayose, I am using this medium to tell him to start writing his handover note for the government of SDP which will take over from him in October this year, â€œ he said. He urged the people to shun money and vote for their conscience and their future prosperity, saying that a people always deserve what they get.
The rally was attended by top notchers of SDP across the Country including the National Chairman Chief Olu Falae who was represented by the partyâ€™s Deputy National chairman, Dr Abdul Ahmed. Others are; Alhaji Musa Gaban, National Secretary. Rt. Hon. Emeka Atuma, national Organising Secretary, Prof Jerry Gana, Chairman National Steering committee, Prof Tunde Adeniran. SDP governorship aspirants from Osun, Senator Iyiola Omisore, his Gombe State counterpart, Prof. Rufai Alkali mobilised their supporters to grace the event.