Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) frontline presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has visited Ekiti State for a strategic review meeting with Governor Ayodele Fayose where he also rallied support for Prof. Kolapo Olusola, the PDP governorship candidate in the state in the July 14 governorship election.
Atiku, who visited Gov. Ayo Fayose in Ado Ekiti, accompanied by the members of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council, expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness of the PDP for the election.
“We are satisfied that the Peoples Democratic Party is prepared for this election. We hope that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will accept the outcome of the election, they should be democratic for the first time.
“We have seen how democratic they are, but for the first time in 2015, we have the opposition party taking over from the ruling party, we expect them to do the same,” Atiku said.
Fayose, in his remarks, said the PDP was ready for the election, vowing that the people of the state would defend their votes.
“They (PDP leaders) are here because they know that PDP has won this election. Everyone is on the same page with us.
“We are looking forward to observers from all over the world because I am the voice they want to suppress. We are prepared for the election and we are going to win,” he said.
A statement from the office of the Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO), Otunba Gbenga Daniel, also disclosed that the campaign team will be in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State capital on Tuesday in continuation of Atiku’s nationwide consideration with Governor Seriake Dickson and other chieftains of the party in the state.
Later, Atiku Abubakar will be in Rivers State on a two-day visit between Wednesday and Thursday where the former Vice President is expected to commission some projects executed by Governor Nyesom Wike in the state. The team will also pay courtesy calls on some major stakeholders in the PDP in Rivers State.
The team will thereafter proceed to Lagos and Delta States on Sunday, 24th and Tuesday, 26th of June respectively where the presidential hopeful will hold consultative talks with leaders and chieftains of the party in both states.
It will be recalled that Atiku had earlier visited Ekiti, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states meeting with the respective governors of the states before taking a break to observe the Ramadan fast that took him to Saudi Arabia to perform the lesser hajj.
Other PDP states lined up for subsequent visits of the PDP presidential aspirant include Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Gombe and Taraba.