BY SEGUN ADEBAYO – With less than 48 hours to Saturday’s Ondo State governorship election, endorsements have continued to pour in for leading candidates and their political parties in the race.
The latest group to throw its hat in the ring is Better Nigeria, USA, that is supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and incumbent Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).
According to the non partisan diaspora group, with over 350 Nigerian members, its confidence is high that Governor Akeredolu will emerge victorious at the polls.
Chairman of the group, Professor Salewa Olafioye told newsmen in Detroit, Michigan USA, that the APC and Governor Akeredolu are deserving of support to continue the good works for another four years.
Prof Olafioye, who doubled as the Executive Director of the largest African organization in North America, comprising 35 different African countries with different Nigerians organizations, said given the administration’s sterling performance in the last four years, Governor Akeredolu will emerge victorious at the polls.
In a press statement made available to Forefront, he described the Governor’s achievements in the State as unprecedented despite the dwindling revenue earnings and the huge debt inherited from the last administration.
The former United Nations diplomat, with a perfect and unequivocal position of political outcome regarding African development, lauded the governor for his life transforming projects that have made the State economically viable.
Also citing the administration’s empowerment policies among vsrious reasons that Akeredolu deserves a second chance, urged the Ondo electorate to go for man with the vision of taking the state to a higher level of development.
Speaking on the rumoured 2023 Presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2023, Prof Olafioye, who is the Director General, Bola Ahmed Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard (BATS – V), said the APC National Leader’s achievements as Lagos State Governor is enough to earn him the ticket.
He described Asiwaju Tinubu as a political guru, whose wealth of experience and intellectual capacity could be of immense benefits to the overall development of the country if elected as president.
Among the major stakeholders of the group are Ambassador Dr. Dare Owotomobi who is the National chairman of BATS -V with over 1, 500 members in Britain, Canada, Asia, USA and Middle East, while Ambassador Chief Titus Amadi is the group’s Chief Strategist.