DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the Aregbesola Campaign Organization, Senator Olusola Adeyeye has expressed optimism that Governor Rauf Aregbesola would win the August 9 governorship election by a wide margin despite the loss of APC candidate in Ekiti State.
He insisted that the defeat of the sitting governor as it happened in Ekiti State cannot repeat itself in Osun State “because the people of the state have already demonstrated their love for Governor Rauf Aregbesola”.
Speaking at a personality programme tagged ‘News point’, organised by the Osun Correspondent Chapel of NUJ, in Osogbo, Senator Adeyeye said the massive turnout of people at the mega rallies held at Iwo, Ikire, Ikirun and Ibokun were clear demonstration of the support of the people to Aregbesola’s second term bid. He described the INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega as a man with moral integrity who will not compromise the coming election in Osun State.
He said “I am confident that what happened in Ekiti State cannot play out in Osun State because just as people demonstrated their support for Aregbesola in 2007, they are even now more committed to him following his outstanding performance in his first term tenure of office”.
Besides, he said the mega rallies held so far and subsequent ones, are designed to demonstrate the strength of the party.
On the decision to send the REC on leave following pressures from the PDP, Adeyeye said the PDP has failed to document anything Ambassador Rufus Akeju did wrong.
Adeyeye, who described the INEC Chairman, Professor Atahiru Jega as a moralist that would not like his reputation tarnished, noted that Jega should ensure a hitch free and credible election in Osun State as he promised.
The lawmaker said the commission has been improving with elections conducted in the country so far, except in some states where bad eggs in the commission had capitulated.
On the transfer of Akeju, he said that APC entertained no fear, stressing that the party will win the coming election without any stress.
He said further that the opposition parties, especially the PDP was crying wolf where there was none “because of the defeat the party will suffer in the election”.
Adeyeye also stated that : ‘“ PDP has not documented what Akeju did wrong, rather than alledging that he is a card carrying member of APC,but since he has been transferred to another state,it will not change APC’s resolve to win the August 9 election in Osun State”.