Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has urged Nigerians to vote Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general elections, asserting how capable the APC standard bearer is to transform the country’s democracy.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu stated that no other candidate topples the capacity of Tinubu to give Nigerians the full dividends of democracy.
The statement reads in part, “As the 2023 general elections approach, let us make a conscious effort to deepen our democratic gains by electing a competent candidate as the next president.”
He added, “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is capable of improving our democracy tremendously.”
Mr Akeredolu, who also doubles as Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF), has remained resolute in his support for the former Lagos governor since he emerged as APC presidential flagbearer.
In his campaign train, Tinubu has reiterated how he is the most qualified for the job in light of his antecedents and deep knowledge of the challenges confronting the country.
Speaking further, Akeredolu said Nigerians should consider the track records of the candidates participating in the 2023 race to form their support.
He emphasized that religion should not determine who to vote in the election, saying that Nigerians are too sophisticated to be hoodwinked by politicians who play religion as a brand of politics.
“Let’s promote capacity over religious affinity. We must not jettison track records and established reach over shallow hatred.
“We are too sophisticated to be pawns in the hands of tricky politicians who play religion as a brand of politics. We must be decisive without succumbing to the whims of speculations and rumours,” he added.
The governor also noted the role of prayers in seeing that the country conduct a peaceful general elections in the new year.
He said, “2023 is a very crucial year, especially in the life of our country. We must be deliberate in making the right choices. Our collective targets must showcase our respect for our diverse interests,” the governor said.