June 25, 2024

Elder Johnson Urges Akoko-Edo To Participate In INEC Voters Registration Exercise

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…Assures Asue/Ogie 95% votes from Akoko-Edo

By Simeon OSAJIE

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A business mogul and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Elder Abiodun Johnson popularly called Abifa has called on the people of Akoko-Edo local government area to mobilize those who are not yet registered but of voting age to participate in the on-going Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He made this call at during an interactive session with the PDP women in Ward 1 and Executive Members of PDP National Campaign Marshals and leaders of the party from other parts of the local government area.

The PDP chieftain said the appointment of a deputy governor from the area coupled with the credibility of the PDP governorship candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo and his running mate, Barr. Osarodion Ogie, the party is sure of getting about 95 percent of votes cast in Akoko-Edo.

He said “This meeting is all because of Asue Ighodalo and Osarodion Ogie to know how we are going to mobilise and talk to our people, what we must do to ensure victory on the day of election which is September 21st. I am impressed by the turnout and I am convinced that Akoko-Edo is ready.

“The Continuous Voters Registration is going on and we are going to make sure that we don’t let Governor Obaseki down for what he has done, we will make sure that we give at least 95 percent of our votes to the PDP. The people of Akoko-Edo should pay Obaseki back with what he has done for us by voting massively for the PDP. Everyone should go and work in their units and wards and ensure that the votes will count for PDP”.

On his part, a Senior Special Assistant to Gov Obaseki, Solomon Taiwo said Johnson gesture should be emulated by other leaders of the PDP in the area because “of the passion and the manner he has displayed. I am personally very surprised how he spends his resources to hold regular meetings of his ward and also t inviting personalities from other parts of the local government to come and observe the party, this is unique. He should be emulated”.

Also, a chieftain of the party, Olarewaju Sunday said the party is mobilizing supporters who are based outside the local government area to come home and register for the election.

On her part, the Woman Leader of the party in Akoko-Edo local government, Mrs Philomena Balogun said they were ready to work with the ideals which Johnson is propagating in the party especially his level of selflessness which she said was a motivation for them to mobilise for the election and that she was sure of victory.

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