By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
In the build up to the March 28 presidential election, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the party’s vice presidential candidate, Professor Yemi Osibajo; and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun State, led teeming supporters of the party for a solidarity march to mobilize the electorate, yesterday.
The 9.2 kilometre-man-march, tagged, “One Million-Man March- Walk For Change,” in Lagos State, commenced at 8.20am, from Maryland via Ikorodu Road to Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos where they later converged for brief messages from APC leaders.
Speaking at the event, Tinubu said the gale of change blowing across the country would sweep away the vices presently rocking the country.
He urged the electorate, especially the youths, to resist attempts by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to rig the polls and subvert the wish of the people. Tinubu said the PDP- led government shifted the polls from February to March, thinking the month of March will not come, and urged the people to fight for their freedom with their votes.
“I thank you all for the way you turned out to walk for your freedom and marched for change. You all know that they postponed the election earlier scheduled for February 14th to March. Now we are marching for that change,”the APC leader said.
“We are marching for Buhari and Osinbajo and all other APC candidates. We are marching for revolution and this is a common sense revolution.”
Aregbesola, in his address, said Nigerians were tired of failed promises by the PDP and are ready to throw out anyone that troubling the ship of nation from sailing smoothly.
The APC governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, told the gathering: “We told Lagosians that we will do a one – million-man-match and we have achieved it. They could shift the day of the election but they cannot shift our destinies.
“The only party that can give you a prosperous future is the APC. They have saying they will do everything to rig the election to retain power but you know that? All powers belong to God. 21 days from now we will embark on prayers and fasting. We will go to the mosque and churches nothing can stop our destinies.”
Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Hon. Olamilekan, APC candidates contesting for Lagos East, Central and West senatorial districts, urged the electorate to ensure the collection of their permanent voters’ Cards, PVCs, and not risk losing their brighter future by selling the PVCs.