The governorship candidate of Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, in Ogun state, Prince Rotimi Paseda has congratulated the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari for his success at the just concluded presidential election.
This is coming as the former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel described President Goodluck Jonathan as a true democrat for conceding defeat.
Paseda, in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists yesterday commended Nigerians for voting ‘change’. He however reminded the All Progressives Congress, APC that the ‘change’ is not for them but a constant thing in life.
He also told the people of the state to be a change agent by voting for him in the coming governorship election adding that his government would give a better service to the people of the state if elected.
He said, “permit me to seize this opportunity to congratulate the president-elect, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, the APC and indeed all Nigerians on the successful conduct of the presidential election.
“As we draw closer to the gubernatorial elections coming up on April 11th, I want to also seize this opportunity to remind all the good people of Ogun State that ‘change’ is not just an APC slogan, but a ‘constant’ in life.
“To this end, I want to implore all the good people of Ogun State to never settle for anything other than the best. Democracy does not allow any government to take its people for a ride.
“Under democracy, continuity in government is not automatic, it is earned; otherwise there’s a change. To change from the exploitative educational system in Ogun state where parents have to labour and toil very hard to cough out huge sums of money to give to Amosun-led APC government as school fees, vote UPN/Paseda for free education up to university level.
“If you want a change from the undesirable situation whereby people die from treatable ailments like malaria, typhoid etc, because they could not afford to pay government hospital bills not to talk of private hospital bills, then vote UPN/Paseda for free world class healthcare services.
“We would, of course, provide jobs, empower the youths, provide special care and monthly allowances for the aged, bring in investors, develop the rural communities, secure lives and properties, create enabling environment for business to thrive, and carry out all other duties of a responsible government.”
According to him, the introduction of PVC and card reader by INEC guarantees that vote will count adding that the opportunity should be used to effect the desired change in Ogun State.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has been described as a true democrat and peace-loving statesman by his acceptance of the outcome of the just concluded presidential election.
Describing the act as a rare show of honour and respect for the rule of law, ex-Governor Daniel in a statement signed by his media aide, Ayo Giwa said President Jonathan has etched his name in the book of history devoid of the do-or-die tendencies of some world leaders.
He therefore congratulated president-elect General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) for his feat at the closely-contested election urging him to chart a way forward for the nation.
“The ‘change’ that Nigerians craved for, was not for want of achievements but the hope that General Buhari will continue on the path of the incumbent’s achievements and the foundation he laid for economic prosperity of Nigeria”.
He then appealed to Nigerians to remain peaceful and guide our democracy to the expected stability by accepting the change as a divine act that will usher in a new dawn for Nigeria.

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