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* Says 'You Don't Fight A Corpse, You Nail The Coffin'

By Gboyega Adetiloye (Ondo State Correspondent)

A frontline national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has declared that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state is completely dead. He quipped mockingly that 'You Don't Fight a Corpse, You Nail It'.

Tinubu made the scathing remarks during the flag-off rally of the re-election campaign of governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state. He declared that the PDP stands no chance of beating or displacing the ruling APC in the state in the upcoming October 10 governorship election. The Ondo election clearly seem to be a game only between governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC and PDP's Eyitayo Jegede, even though there are 17 other governorship flagbearers vying for the poll on different political platforms.

Tinubu who addressed APC supporters at the Akure Township Stadium on Saturday, Tinubu said: “You don’t fight the PDP. There is no point fighting a corpse inside the coffin, just settle down and calmly nail their coffin.” He asked the party members to rally round governor Akeredolu and give him all the support he needs to lead the state.

Tinubu said: “Unity and adherence to collective purpose are hallmarks of progressive politics. Our ability to place the public welfare above our personal ambitions is what differentiates us from the political regressives who would rather that the general welfare suffer so they can fulfil their personal whims and wishes. As progressives, we must carefully tend to our bridge of unity. We must never allow it to break. We entered politics and governance to serve the people and this purpose should always bind us in ceaseless fraternity and togetherness.”

The APC national leader earlier met with traditional rulers at the Dome International Event Centre, Akure, and appealed to them to work for the APC governorship candidate in the election. He charged the traditional rulers to speak with their chiefs and subjects to ensure that Akeredolu is re-elected. “Our monarchs, your support is needed, though you have assured us that you have agreed to ensure Akeredolu comes back for second term,” he said.

In the words of Tinubu, people have seen the good things such as roads, agricultural developments, schools, industrial park and others things done by the Akeredolu administration. “We have commissioned the Revenue House today and he has assured us of bringing back the produce marketing board. He has also guaranteed employment for youths across the state. Kabiyesis, our schools that you have built and sent us to has brought us where we are today. If we don’t invest in education like Akeredolu has done, our children will lag behind.

“Youths need jobs, our youths who are left at home need to be catered for because we cannot leave them. We want a second term. Please, we are here to tell and show that there is no quarrel between children of Oodua. We will not go back to the situation of 1983", Tinubu told the royal fathers. NNL.

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