One of Mr. Abubakar’s wives is from Osun State
A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to the electorate in Osun State to vote “wisely” on Saturday by returning the incumbent governor, Rauf Aregbesola, for another four-year term.
A statement from Atiku Media Office, quoted Mr. Atiku, whose first wife, Titi Atiku Abubakar, hails from Ilesa in Osun State, as calling on his in-laws to defeat the PDP at the governorship election.
Mr. Atiku is a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which has Mr. Aregbesola as its candidate in the election.
Mr. Atiku made the call to a section of Osun leaders who paid him a courtesy call shortly after his arrival from a trip abroad, the statement said.
“I am one of you by marriage. In fact, I am a son of the soil who shares your revered ideals and tradition of honesty, modesty, dedication to duty, steadfastness, integrity and communal responsibility. We do have a common bond of a lifetime. So I am urging you to team up with the progressives in your state and Nigeria to put in place good governments that would benefit all and sundry. Please, don’t let me down. Vote Aregbesola and APC,” the former Vice President said.
Aside matrimonial ties, Mr. Atiku has a longstanding relationship with Governor Aregbesola.
“Ogbeni is a people’s politician, a great policy maker and implementer. He is humane, simple and humble. He has the fear of God and respect for men and women. He is a steward of high repute and his numerous works and high performance ratings would see him win a second term massively,” added Mr. Atiku.