HEADLINE | Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

PDP support groups, campaign council hold rally for Ighodalo/Ogie


Miyetti Allah

By Ozioruva Aliu

IT was a massive show of love as thousands of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) support groups and members and leaders of the Asue/Ogie Campaign Management Council, including its Director General, Hon Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, John Yakubu, its Deputy Director, Media and Publicity, Rev Olu Martins, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Blessing Agbebaku and others marched through the city centre, Ring Road in solidarity with the candidate of the party and his running mate, Asue Ighodalo and Osarodion Ogie Esq.

The rally led to heavy gridlock in adjoining streets to the centre including the GRA for several hours.

The organizers said the recent court ruling on the primary election of the party was a kangaroo ruling that would not stand and called on the people of the state to remain committed and vote for the party and Ighodalo come September 21.

Speaking, one of the leaders of the support group, Austin Osakue said “Dbe distracted, we will not surrender, we will not retreat, we will not be dissuaded by their lies. My message is that to win an election, you must cast votes, as we know Ause that is how we know Osarodion Ogie, a man of humility. When a man is humble, even god will fetch firewood for him. This election, nobody must intimidate, if they like let them be carrying court ruling around, you have all heard that there is nothing in that court ruling, instead of them to be campaigning, they are celebrating, but they can’t even campaign because their candidate is a liability, with our voters card, we will punish them.”

For Ighodalo accompanied by his running mate and others said “The time has come for our happiness to continue, the time has come for us to have more work, the time has come for us to have more money in our pockets and by the grace of God by September when you people would have voted for me and Ogie, more upward movement will come.

“I want you to remain strong, want you to remain happy, don’t be afraid of anything, God is in control. Everybody should get their PVCs ready so that by September 21, we will vote for PDP to ensure that the votes are counted and we will follow it to the collation centre until we are announced the winner and the state will continue to prosper, don’t be afraid.”

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