ACN Holds Rally in Ogun…..Vows To Trounce PDP
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Tuesday afternoon held a campaign rally in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital declaring that the party was bent on seizing power from the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the State and Nigeria.
ACN chieftains were in the State to kick off the campaign of the Governorship candidate in Ogun on the party' platform, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and other candidates in the April 2011 elections.
Party chieftains led by the National Chairman; Chief Bisi Akande, former Governors of Lagos State and Ogun State; Sen Bola Tinubu, and Chief Olusegun Osoba respectively, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, (Edo) and Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos) all vowed to 'sweep away'' the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government in the state.
While speaking at the rally which caused traffic problems in the entire town, Chief Akande, who handed the party's flag to Amosun said the leadership of the party has decided to put the youths in positions of authority while the elders would sit and advise where possible.
Former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu while addressing the crowd that came to witness the event, said: 'we will sweep away their lion here that cannot roar.
"We will change Ogun State from cultism to a state that would be on the path of progress; through education, rural and infrastructural development and employment generation.
'It is a broom revolution. Are you ready to sweep away the inept government that has squandered millions? Ever since they stole the state from the progressives, it has been darkness and you have to be ready to sweep them away. We will not vote for Poverty Development Party."
He accused the current governor of misrule which enabled unresolved number assassination and looting of the treasury by those in government.
While Governor Adams Oshiomhole who spoke in Yoruba said only through the CAN would the people of the State reap the true dividends of democracy, his Lagos State counterpart, Babatunde Fashola, lamented the deplorable situation in the state adding that Sapon, which is the commercial nerve centre of the State has had a very bad road network for three years and that government has not done any repair on the road.
According to him, 'I commend you for your perseverance. No water no electricity; nothing. But God has come to your rescue. A vote for ACN will be a vote for better things, better schools and better roads.
"We used the Lagos State House of Assembly to enact laws to provide security for people of Lagos State, but your own House of Assembly has not functioned for two years.
How can they work for you to make laws to protect you? I see mismanagement and poverty; and my heart bleeds. PDP is an infection in Nigeria that should removed'
Senator Amosun whose speech was entitled 'mission to rebuild Ogun State' said the time was up for bad governance.
"We will ensure that all votes are counted and they count in the final results. We will protect the mandate that the people of Ogun State will confer on us at the polls.
'We shall ensure, through all means legal and legitimate, that the will of the majority of Ogun State people prevails,' he said.