Indigenes of Epe division, under the auspices of Epe Progressive Indigene for Good Governance (EPIGG), in Lagos State have expressed assurance to vote en-bloc for the Presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) and National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 presidential poll.
Mr. Olayemi Orunbon, the Coordinator of the group, declared this at a crucial and special meeting of the group, held in Epe, Lagos, reiterated their commitment to vote for the party comes February, 2023.
Orunbon stated; “We are in APC Lagos State and we will remain bona-fide, patriotic and committed members of APC Nigeria, come what may. We are not ethnic bigots, we believe in one Nigeria. In America there are Democrats, there are Republicans and other political parties. Democrats and Republicans exist in every states in America. Minus the Red Indians other Americans today are immigrants.
“They came from diverse cultures across the world; the Europeans, Africans, Indians, Jews, Latin, Hispanics, Arabs, Russians, Asians, among others and they all melted into the American pot.
“That notwithstanding, they still to recognize till date who they are and where they are coming from. This is diversity. This is Democracy. It is a free choice.
“We are Epe indigenes in APC Lagos. We do everything together here, Epe people are progressive, not retrogressive, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is our man, mentor and our father, we all believe in him, that’s more reason we are going to vote for him massively.
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“Lagos is home of progressive and we have been witnessing it since he governed the state in 1999-2007, till date Lagos is on the right track, we won’t deviate or do otherwise. We will vote for APC presidential candidate in 2023. His name is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This is democracy.”
“We cannot do it alone. Politics is a game of numbers. You cannot box yourself to a corner and expect others to come and beg you, we need to do altogether. Everything is earned through dint of hard work.”
He stressed that for Yorùbá to attract attention, sympathy and love from other Nigerians, “we need to stop hate speech, primordial sentiments, ethnic bigotry or ethnic preoccupation, we see every other day in the past years. “We must stop abusing other Nigerians”, Orunbon said
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He also called on well meaning indigenes of Epe division to substitute the name of the House of Assembly candidate of the party for the Constituency I, Hon. Abiodun Mustainu Tobun for a credible candidate before getting too late, noted that he was not liked in that constituency of the local government area.
He described the endorsement process of Tobun as an “effort in futility and charade” saying it is high time for the leaders of the party in Epe division area of the state to desist and frown at repeating or parading a candidate for such a sensitive position three to fourth times consecutively.