Ahead of Saturday ’ s governorship election in Osun , the Senate President , Bukola Saraki , on Wednesday in Osogbo , canvassed support for the Peoples Democratic Party candidate , Senator Ademola Adeleke .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that former Vice President , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, PDP National Chairman , Uche Secondus, Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed of Kwara , the National Vice Chairman of the party, Eddy Olafeso , among others , joined Saraki at the mega rally held at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo .
Saraki , who is the National Chairman of the Campaign Council for Osun election , urged residents of the state to vote for PDP during the poll .
He said it was painful that APC- led administration in the state could not pay workers ’ salaries for three years .
Saraki said he was optimistic that Adeleke would win the election and put an end to the suffering of the people in the state .
“ This election is about the people of Osun and they must send the message that government that cannot pay workers ’ salaries should be sent packing , ” he said .
Atiku , while urging the residents to vote for the party on Saturday , said , “ From what I can see here , it is a win for PDP .
“ I urge you to defend and protect your votes for it not to be stolen” .
In his remarks , Secondus said Adeleke would fix the state ’ s economy , if elected , and appealed to INEC to ensure that the election is free , fair and credible .
Mr Soji Adagunodo , the PDP state chairman , said Osun was ripe to be taken by the party .
He appealed to residents to vote for PDP , promising them that Adeleke would not disappoint them .
Governor Ahmed in his remarks also urged the electorate to use their Permanent Voter Cards to vote for PDP .
( NAN )
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