BY CHARLES KUMOLU
Former deputy governor of Lagos State and a chieftain of the APC in Lagos, Otunba Femi Pedro, has warned against militarisation of Osun State ahead of the gubernatorial elections in the state, noting that Nigerians would resist any attempt to use the military to intimidate the citizenry.
He also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shun partisanship, saying that the incumbent governor, Ogbeni Aregbesola, would win by a landslide in a free and fair contest.
Pedro in statement, said the PDP posed no threat to the APC in the zone, adding that the people of the region were better off under the APC government.
“I know Governor Aregbesola very well. He is on ground. The PDP themselves know that Ogbeni is fully on ground because he is one of the few politicians that started grassroots campaigning from his first day in office.
Through his performance, rapport with the people and his ability to successfully domesticate governance in the state of Osun, this matter is really a foregone conclusion. He is going to win the August 9 poll by landslide.
”The facts speak, and people need to be sincere about this; Aregbesola has touched every household in Osun through his laudable and people-oriented programs. Unfortunately, PDP’s last minute onslaught won’t succeed because the people of Osun and the South-West in general know who really has their interests at heart.