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The Ogun State Chairman of the Action Alliance Congress, Mr. Adesina Afolabi has disclosed that the party Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore and Governorship Candidate of the state, Harrison Adeyemi, would probe administrations of past governments and jail those found wanting of political godfatherism.
Speaking with PLATFORM TIMES during an exclusive interview, Afolabi stated that the party and it’s candidates have no tolerance for godfatherism in politics and the need to make the leaders accountable would prompt the probe if elected come 2023.
He lashed out at political office holders who are bankrolled by godfathers, have their administration hijacked and ended up putting the interest of the godfathers first before that of their people.
The party chairman added that the candidates if elected would uphold justice for the people but the probe into the past administrations wouldn’t snowball into political misuse like abuse of power.
Afolabi said in his words, “We will win this election by the grace of God. Many of these godfathers will retire from politics by 2023, they will be in jail.
“Yes, that is what he will do, he will probe the past administrations and make them answer to the people they have ruled. However, he will do all these with due diligence and never misuse his power.
“AAC is unlike other political parties, we don’t believe in godfatherism in our party. We only have a national chairman who is Omoyele Sowore and he is a disciplined man who preaches against godfatherism.
“The entirety of the party stakeholders and members are aware of our principles here, we don’t tolerate and appreciate godfatherism because any form of government built on that has nothing to offer to its people, nothing good comes out of such government.” He submitted.
The chairman, while defending the position of the party flag bearer on sources of finance for the campaigns, he stated that Omoyele Sowore has been financially supported by the good meaning people of Nigeria.
He added that the people have shown their endorsement of the candidates by reaching out in times of campaign through donations of fliers and posters.
He said, “No one is bankrolling our party. Our presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has been doing fund raising by himself. You would see it on his social media pages where he has been calling for peoples contribution to ensure that they claim their position back by themselves.
“In a situation where the people are showing massive support for the candidate through donation of fliers and posters during campaigns, without requesting any political appointment or post.
“On this note, Nigerians, the masses who want to take their lives back from the government are the ones bankrolling the party.” He said.
When asked about the plans of the party’s Governorship Candidate in Ogun State, he disclosed that one of the plans of the candidate is to ensure he provides free education for the people.
“He (Harrison Adeyemi) is a good leader with human feelings. He has the fear of God in him and he doesn’t betray or backbite. I believe no one out there can say wrong about him. Ever since I have been in this party, I have never heard people complain anything about him.
“Such candidate is what we want to lead us because we know he would lead us well, he is very different form other candidates. He is the only one capable of doing the job.
He further disclosed that, “If our candidate, Harrison Adeyemi is elected, all the state institution and indigenes of Ogun State will enjoy free education.
“There has never been such a feat since the days of Awolowo. Ours would be the first if elected, I am certain no other party can do that.” He added.
Furthermore, “Security wise, the law enforcement agencies would enjoy themselves. We are going to move the police from the barracks and bring them to live within the community of people in Ogun State because we need security closer to us than ever.
“We have several other programmes for the people of Ogun State, Industrialization, agriculture and so on. I know people would be saying that is all politicians say, but I am telling you that we are no politicians like others.” He stated.
The chairman who said the party is ready for the coming election beat his chest to say “Ogun AAC is ready and I can see the green light myself. I receive several calls from people seeking membership of the party everyday; this is an indication that the party has been able to convince people with our mission and ideology.”
“The AAC is fully on ground and ready for the coming election. As you can see evidently in our presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowere.
“AAC is everywhere in the 20 local government areas in Ogun State. All our candidates are fully ready. Oke-mosan, in 2023 will be ours. AAC in Ogun State is unstoppable. You will see in few months to the election that the party has earned the support of the people.
“Nationally, our presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore is ready, likewise our governorship candidate. It is not until he starts travelling to China and Egypt like other candidates before they know what they want to do or offer to Nigerians, they already know what they want to do.”
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