Atiku Drums Support for Aregbesola…Urges His Osun in-Laws Not to Let APC Down
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to the electorate in Osun State to vote wisely on Saturday by returning the incumbent governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for another four-year term.
A statement from Atiku Media Office, quoted the Turaki Adamawa and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), whose first wife, Hajiya Titi Atiku Abubakar hails from Ilesa in Osun State, as calling on his in-laws to trounce the PDP at the governorship election slated for this Saturday.
According to the statement, Atiku gave the advice to a section of Osun leaders who paid him a courtesy call shortly after his arrival from a trip abroad.
“I am one of you by marriage. In fact, I am a son of the soil who shares your revered ideals and tradition of honesty, modesty, dedication to duty, steadfastness, integrity and communal responsibility. We do have a common bond of a lifetime. So I am urging you to team up with the progressives in your state and Nigeria to put in place good governments that would benefit all and sundry. Please, don’t let me down. Vote Aregbesola and APC,” the former Vice President said.
Aside matrimonial ties, Atiku has political tentacles that stretch the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond. Hence, his relationship with Governor Aregbesola dates back to many years.
“Ogbeni is a people’s politician, a great policy maker and implementer. He is humane, simple and humble. He has the fear of God and respect for men and women. He is a steward of high repute and his numerous works and high performance ratings would see him win a second term massively,” added.
Atiku, whose solidarity flight to Ibadan en route Osogbo was cancelled yesterday due to bad weather condition.
Meanwhile, it would be recalled that Hajiya Titi Atiku Abubakar holds some of the highest traditional titles ever bestowed on any woman in Yorubaland and Osun State respectively. Amongst them are the ‘Yeye Adimula’ of the Source (Mother and Pillar of Support for Yorubaland, Ile Ife); the ‘Yeye Odo’ of Osun State (Mother of Osun Youths) and the ‘Yeye Atayase’ of Ijesaland (Mother of Improvement).
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