Engr Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Action Congress of Nigeria, governorship candidate,Â has commended Governor Babatunde Fashola for his governmentâ€™s achievements in theÂ last three years.
Aregbesola spoke on Tuesday at Alimosho Local Government, Lagos State, South WestÂ Nigeria where Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Sosan empowered at leastÂ 700 women with assorted items to boost their businesses.
He stated that when the former governor, Bola Tinubu chose Fashola to vie for theÂ governorship in 2007, many people opposed it but that Fashola has come out to be aÂ performer who has excelled in several areas.
â€œWe have seen that in every angle he points to, there is always progress.â€
He called on Alimoso people to ensure that they turned out massively to registerÂ during the forthcoming voterâ€™s registration exercise, adding that he want aÂ situation where the council would be able to turn out one million people toÂ register.
He said out of the one million, he would at least secure 50 percent vote for the ACNÂ during the elections.
He said if Alimosho could produceone million voters, the ACN could capture theÂ entire nation.
Aregbesola, however, said the governorship race in Lagos was already settled as theÂ ACN would sweep the state again due to its performance.
â€œThe governorship in LagosState is in our hand and nobody can challenge us here. TheÂ progressives are the ones leading Lagos State,â€ he stated.
On the Osun State governorship contest, Aregbesola said he hopes for victory as theÂ Appeal Court rules in the matter next month.
He said he hoped that his case would turn out to be like that ofEkiti, saying thatÂ he would soon celebrate with the Alimoso people over the victory.
Meanwhile, Sosan stated that empowering the people was simply a way of extending theÂ dividends of democracy to the people, saying that more people would soon benefitÂ from the gesture as government would be moving from council to council to empowerÂ the people.
Six chairmen of the council that made up the old Alimosho Local Government and ACNÂ leaders were present at the event while over 200 residents benefited from theÂ empowerment programme.