President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the people of Ondo State to go out to the polling stations on Saturday and cast their vote for the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The president said the right to vote is not only a civic responsibility, but the opportunity to determine the course of people’s lives.
Mr. Buhari, in a statement released by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, also said a vote for the APC in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ondo State is a vote for progressive and people-oriented policies.
“Since the creation of Ondo State in 1976, the people of the state have contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria, especially in the domain of agriculture and education.
“A vote for Rotimi Akeredolu, a renowned lawyer of guileless reputation who rose to the peak of his profession as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, is a vote for the continued development of Ondo State,” the statement said.
It also said Mr. Buhari looks forward to a “free and fair election and true representation for the good people of Ondo State”.