A medical doctor based in the United States and former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, on Wednesday, urged the Osun State Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, to keep to his campaign promises by working in the overall interest of the citizens.
He also commended the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over his statement that other former aspirants who contested with him for the party’s ticket would be included in the PDP National Campaign Council that would be inaugurated soon.
Anakwenze, in a statement by the Director-General of his Campaign Organisation, Eric Oluwole, described Adeleke’s victory at the recently conducted governorship election as well-deserved, “considering the fact that the PDP and the same winner Adeleke were robbed of victory in the 2018 governorship election in the state through a controversial return.”
He recalled that Adeleke was coasting home to victory in the 2018 poll, when the Independent National Electoral Commission suddenly declared the election as inconclusive and ordered a rerun, which was eventually won by the All Progressives Congress’ candidate.
According to him, with Adeleke’s victory, the people of Osun State have demonstrated their admirable sense of justice by returning the PDP’s mandate to the rightful owner.
While describing the victory as a loud statement, that Nigerians were generally yearning for a positive change in governance at all levels, and were ready to vote the PDP in the coming 2023 elections, he advised Adeleke to keep to his promise of working truly in the overall interest of the good people of the state.
He urged the Governor-elect to be genuinely committed to the welfare of the people, to justify their confidence in the PDP as truly a shelter of comfort and provider of the much-needed democratic dividends, to the generality of the expectant people of our dear country without discrimination.
“This will eventually help in mobilising the votes of the generality of the Nigerian electorate for the candidate of our great party, the PDP, in the 2023 presidential election. Besides, this will build the party into an unconquerable force that will move into battle as a united family and win the 2023 elections,” he said.
Anakwenze advised Atiku to fulfill his promise by reaching out to unite all the aggrieved members of the party in the country into one happy, harmonious and peaceful family.