Osun State first lady, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, On Tuesday led over 10,000 women in Solidarity walks to canvass and show support for APC’s Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kazeem Shittema, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election.
The governor’s wife and over 10,000 Apc Women including Akoni Obinrin (brave women) converged at the government house in Oke- Fia and walked down Ola-Iya junction , Fagbewesa, and later thronged at the popular freedom park in Osogbo where the first lady addressed them.
Addressing the crowd, Oyetola said the solidarity walk for Tinubu is done to let the people of Osun know their candidate and to woo them to vote for him and his running mate.
Oyetola who promised to deliver not less than one millions vote for their candidate stressed that a group of 138 women tagged Akoni Obinrin have been appointed as coordinators across the state to mobilise women in their host communities to canvass and win vote for Tinubu/Shettima comes 2023 elections.
Oyetola noted that Akoni Obinrin will be at all the polling unit on the election day to monitor their votes so that over voting that occurred in the last Osun state governorship election will not repeat itself in the coming elections.
She urged the women to mobilise more people for their candidate adding that Tinubu performed excellently well during his tenure as the governor of Lagos State.
“We have seen what he did within and outside the country most especially when he was the governor of Lagos state, he is a type of man that accommodate everybody without tribal sentiment. With the good job he has done in Lagos state, we believed he will replicate it in the entire country.
“We have 138 coordinators of Akoni Obinrin across the state, under these coordinators, we have representatives of the group at every Unit, Ward and local government levels.
“They will mobilise support and votes for Asiwaju, we have promised to deliver minimum of 1 million votes in 2023 for APC.
” From the experience of over voting we had in 2022 governorship election, we will ensure we monitor our vote, we will go to polling units to cast our votes, stay at the polling units to prevent rigging of any kind like it happened few month ago, we are ready to monitor the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, BVAS. We will do all what it take to prevent preloaded BVAS. We are ready to monitor our votes.
In the same vein, the Commissioner for Information and Civil Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode said the Akoni Obinrin will do everything possible to deliver votes for Tinubu.
She said Tinubu has the political ingredients and Will that the nation needs and urged people to work for his victory.
According to her, Tinubu is tested and trusted looking at the legacy he left and his infrastructural development during his tenure as the governor of Lagos State.
“There’s no point in throwing away your vote for an untested hand , if you have used a Doctor before, and he did well You can trust him, we have seen that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a major ingredients that the nation needs and that is political will.
“He has stood up to the system before and won. Anybody who can stand up to the system who does not have political will as to know difference at the villa and i want my people, the people of Osun to realized that he is the man that has been tested, he’s the man that we can trust and we should come out in February on the day of election to cast our vote for him.
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