A former deputy governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan has advised the electorate in the South West geo-political zone not to allow any of the presidential candidates to have 25 per cent votes in the zone apart from Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state is the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 general elections.
Olaniyan, a native of Oke Ogun in Oyo State made this declaration on Thursday during an interactive session with members of the Media and Publicity Committee of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in the state, led by Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan.
Olaniyan who doubles as Chairman, Tinubu/Shettima Independent Campaign Council (TSGICC), enjoined the electorate in the zone to ensure that none of the presidential candidates in the February 2023 elections gets 25 per cent votes in the South-West apart from Tinubu.
He said that he has the conviction that Tinubu will not play ethnic or religious cards.
Olaniyan said, “When people talk about Muslim-Muslim ticket, we know Tinubu won’t play ethnic or religious cards.
“No other presidential candidate should have 25 per cent votes in the entire South West.
“Having had the opportunity to meet the members of your team, I must say that I am highly impressed with their calibre and their professional track record.
“I am also impressed by the wealth of experience and the depth of expertise you have managed to gather together here”.