PROF CHRISTOPHER IMUMOLEN ACCORD PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WELCOMES OVER 1000 APC DECAMPEES AT THE INAUGURATION OF ACCORD LAGOS CAMPAIGN COUNCIL
Presidential Candidate of Accord Party (AP), Prof. Christopher Imumolen, on Friday said the February 26, 2023 presidential poll will not be for highest spender, positing that past exercises had been won by people, including Chief Olusegun Obasanjo down to the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, who were not money bags, because God was the determinant.
Imumolen said this while speaking at the “Inauguration of Lagos Chapter of Accord Party Campaign Council/Flag Handover and Presentation of Certificate of Return to Party Candidates for the 2023 General Elections with Comr. Lanre Ogundare as the Campaign DG,” which also saw him receiving over 1000 decampees into the fold from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party’s standard bearer, who spoke at the event, which took place in Oshodi area of the state, projected himself winning the coming presidential poll, beating all his co- contestants, saying that the party also targeted to secure five million votes in Lagos for its governorship candidate, Hakeem Dickson.
“In Nigeria, God plays His role, it is not highest spenders that have been voted as presidents of the country from available record. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo became president when he came out of prisons and he did not have money even in his account then.
“Then came President Yar’Adua, he too did not have money, he was not a money bag and followed by President Goodluck Jonathan. If it were to be on account of financial muzzle, our current president, Muhammadu Buhari wouldn’t have become president,” he said.
Speaking further, the AP presidential candidate lamented the poor state of the country, saying that the citizens were suffering as the level of poverty kept increasing.
Imumolen said the party was constantly receiving decampees from both APC and the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), just as he lauded the Lagos AP governorship candidate, Dickson, disclosing that he was coming back to the state next month to flag off his campaign and also welcome more decampees into the fold.
“I am coming back next month to the state to flag off my campaign in Lagos. We shall receive thousands of decampees into the party. We have not won elections, we are already awarding scholarship, and we are giving jobs to people,” he said.
He, therefore, tasked members to keep on mobilising support for the party all the candidates ahead of the poll, while also urging them to go and collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) as, according to him, the coming poll would be transparent and credible and, there was need for voters to come to their polling booths to exercise their franchise.
Also speaking in the same vein, the party’s guber candidate, Mr. Dickson, assured that his administration, if voted into office, would offer scholarship and loans to students in need, adding that his administration would also abolish cut- off marks for students seeking admission into higher institutions.
The decampees who were from Alimosho and Ojokoro, in their response, lauded the leadership of Accord Party, saying that they were impressed with scholarship offer and empowerment to those in need being promoted and implemented by the party even while it was not yet in power.
According to one of them, Jeremiah, who said he was formerly a member in Ward G in Alimosho area of the state, education is key, saying without it one would be nobody in the society.
“For this they have been doing even when they have not been voted into office, they deserve our support,” he said.