February 5, 2015 – Selected Artistes with specialization in the Yoruba genre of production on Thursday made their presence felt at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in Lagos, throwing their weight behind the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.
The artistes, numbering about 15, stormed the area during the campaign to support their preferred candidate. They include Moji Olaiya, Remi Shitta-Bay; Remi Oshodi (Surutu); Ronke Oshodi-Oke; Iyabo Oko; Eniola Badmus (Omo-Ghetto); Fadeyi Oloro; L’Awori among other.
The claimed to have seen the good works of the party (APC) in Lagos and have no apologies to some of their colleagues that are threatening them to queue behind the opposition party (PDP).
Remi Oshodi alleged that some PDP members have been calling her mobile line to convince her to switch allegiance.
Oshodi rained curses on the camp of the opposition, stressing she would never have a part in “blood letting and blood sucking political caucus.”
She urge her fans, among others at the rally, to go for their PVCs, saying the campaign would be incomplete without the PVCs to vote on election day.
Oshodi added that “we are APC and not a violence party. We need no such ‘power’ because we are not going to list cement or fight ourselves. But we are all for ‘change’ and it is ‘change’ by free and fair election.”
The heavy built popular actress, Iyabo Oko also appealed for votes on behalf of all candidate of the APC at all levels, stressing that the opposition has nothing to offer.
According to Oko, “I’ve been in the party and I can tell you that they are blood sucking party. I find that they have nothing to offer, so we decamped to the party of the progressives. So they started threatening that they will kill us. But they cannot. We will disarm them with our votes,” she said.
Former Chairman of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Remi Shitta-Bay reminded the people that the date for presidential and gubernatorial elections are February 14 and 28.
Eniola Badmus, popularly called Omo-Ghetto campaigned against the call for stomach infrastructure, describing it as an attempt to mortgage their future.
“Do not sell your vote for a cup of rice. We have seen the works of Fashola and all we want is continuity. Do not waste your vote,” she said.
Fadeyi Oloro said that some people were already preparing to foment trouble and appealed to all not to fall into the ploy, rather, to vote and ensure there is no quarrel with anyone.
Also speaking at the event, Deputy Governor of Lagos State governor, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, urged Lagosians to vote Ambode, to complete the good works he had started.
Orelope-Adefulire said, though the works had been widely commended, but the job is yet to be completed.She said that Lagosians could have the opportunity of getting the job completed if they vote for the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode.
In his address at the rally, Ambode promised to deliver 1,140 new roads in all the local government and the local council development areas in the state within his first year in office.
He explained that 20 new roads would be constructed in each of the 57 councils as part of his plans to re-create new inner roads and making life more comfortable for the people. Ambode said he would create employment fund with zero interest. He also promised to cater for widows, single parents and aged in the state.