Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the July 14, 2018, gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, Mr. Akinloye Ayegbusi, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of hate campaigns, adding that such development is overheating the policy ahead of the poll.
The SDP candidate noted that the two parties have engaged each others in war of hatred raising false accusations and counter accusations rather than engage the electorates on issue based campaigns.
He cautioned the APC and the PDP to stop dragging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) into their messy ‘war’ and face their campaigns based on issues.
Ayegbusi stated this at the ward-to-ward campaign of the Social Democratic Party in communities in Ekiti East Local Government Area.
He said that the mandate he was seeking was not for self, saying that God has blessed him already.
He said that he threw his hat into the political ring to help to liberate the people from poverty and untold hardship occasioned by the misrule of the APC and the PDP administrations of the past in the state.
Some of the communities Ayegbusi visted included Omuo, Isinbode and Ilasa where Ayegbusi canvassed for votes.
The first port of call was Isinbode where the SDP candidate paid homage to the monarch, the Onisin, Oba Emmanuel Adeyemi.
He appealed to the royal father to support the SDP for the much-desired dividends of democracy to reach the community.
He charged the people of the area to think of their future before casting their votes, noting that their future lies in the SDP government which, he said, woul bring back prosperity to Ekiti State.
The Onisin later prayed for Ayegbusi success at the coming poll. The monarch urged Ayegbusi’s followers to embrace peace before and during the election.
At Omuo, huge crowd welcomed Ayegbusi from Kota axis of the town. The SDP candidate immediately moved to the palace of the Olomuo, Oba Noah Omonigbehin, where he expressed happiness with the show of support by the crowd.
At Ilasa, the people of the comunity converged in front of the palace of the Alasa to welcome Ayegbusi who urged them to vote SDP which has come with a rescue mission. He said a vote for SDP is a vote for employment, poverty reduction and social welfare for elderly.
“That the people of Ekiti East Local Government trooped out in large number to welcome us today, is a testimony to the fact that people are ready to liberate themselves from the bad governance foisted on them.
“Our plan for this community, as a border town, if you vote for us in July 14, is to create infrastructures that will aide trade between this community and the neighbouring states.,” he said.