On Tuesday, Peoples Democratic Party members traveled to Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, to meet the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for a campaign rally.
Commercial vehicles and motorcycles had been taken off the road earlier in the day, stranding interstate and state commuters.
The commercial transport operators claimed that their actions were in response to statewide prayers observed by their associations, despite the PDP members’ assertion that the transporters did not work in an effort to frustrate those who might want to attend the rally.
This was in his capacity as the state’s former governor, Ayodele Fayose; Bisi Kolawole, a former candidate for governor; Lanre Omolase, acting PDP State Chairman; The presidential rally was boycotted by seven of the nine PDP candidates for the National Assembly and 20 of the 26 candidates for the House of Assembly.
According to PUNCH, the PDP candidates, who had previously rejected the inclusion of Social Democratic Party members in the state’s Presidential Campaign Council on the grounds that it could harm their elections, claimed that Atiku turned down all requests to meet with them regarding the development.
In his address to the rally, Atiku promised that, if he were elected in the election on February 25, his administration would use all of its resources to promote socioeconomic development. He also said that he would carefully construct roads that would lead to Ekiti State, starting with the Ado-Akure Road.
“I am highly impressed with the huge crowd we are seeing here today despite antics of the APC government to cripple and sabotage the rally with artificial fuel scarcity and stoppage of drivers from Ekiti roads,” the PDP presidential candidate stated. I can assure you that we will reward you for your happiness today.
Atiku stated, “We will tap into this in our government to develop and transform the nation.” “Ekiti is a state of intellectual prowess.”
Ifeanyi Okowa, the PDP vice presidential candidate and governor of Delta State, urged voters in the state to “use your PVC to send APC out of Nigeria” and stated, “With what we have seen here today, we are sure that the people of Ekiti State will vote for Atiku.”
Biodun Olujimi, the Ekiti South Senatorial candidate, received flags earlier from PDP National Chairman Senator Iyorchia Ayu; and Henrich Akomolafe, the House of Representatives candidate for Ekiti South 1