Barely 10 days to the conduct of the Osun West Senatorial By-election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the July 8 by-election, Senator Mudashir Husain has said that he is vying to return to the senate to consolidate on the good governance which his party is known for.
This was even as the campaign train of the party witnessed mammoth crowd in all the communities visited in Iwo Federal Constituency on Wednesday.
The Osun West Senatorial seat became vacant at the National Assembly following the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke who was until his death representing the district.
Husain who was quoted in a statement by his Media Aide, Kamil Mudashir Opeyemi said his mission to return to the senate is hinged on the need to sustain the good legacies which his party had laid over the years.
The APC flag bearer was quoted as stating this while addressing the party loyalists and constituents during the party’s campaigns in towns and cities under the Iwo Federal Constituency at the senatorial district.
Husain said he was confident of victory at the polls, saying his victory has been stamped by the people of the district whom he described as progressives.
He attributed his soaring popularity and wide experience in politics as factors that would earn him victory. He said the claim could be put to test with the number of people that usually throng the venues of his campaigns.
Husain said the people of the district have demonstrated high sense of love to him and his party as this could be measured in supports and cooperation received over the years by the Governor Rauf Aregbesola led administration in the state.
He described the All Progressives Congress, APC as the most successful party in the political history of Nigeria, saying no stone would be left unturned in putting smiles to his constituents if returned to senate.
While appealing to the people of the district to come out en masse and vote for his party come July 8, Husain said, “your support and love for me could only be demonstrated by voting for the APC”.
He added, “Our people have opened doors of victory for us. They have sustained their loyalty in our party. They have demonstrated huge support in all ramifications.
“We have seen these gestures in their disposition and warm reception at all times will have the course to meet them.
“I was in the senate between 2011 to 2015 before I was asked to pave way for the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke who held the position since then till his death.
“You all know that I am well known in politics. I am not a political novice and I have the wherewithal to return to the senate.
“When I was there as your senator, you all knew what I did. I am ready to build on these good works. I will represent you all diligently and ensure that nothing but your interests take prominence in all circumstances”.
In their separate campaign speeches, Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salam, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, State Chairman All Progressives Congress, Prince Gboyega Famodun, Osun APC Secretary, Hon. Rasak Salinsile, Osun West Senatorial Leader of APC, Hon. Yinusa Amobi solicited for support for the party’s flag bearer.
They described the emergence of the party candidate at the primaries as a reward of loyalty and readiness to serve the people.
The party leaders assured the people of Husain’s competence to represent the district with utmost accountability and transparency.
The campaign train has in attendance, members Federal House of Representatives, Speaker Osun House of Assembly who is also Chairman of the campaign committee, Hon. Najeem Salam, members Osun House of Assembly, members State Executive Council, Local Government Chairmen.
The APC campaign train visited Kuta, Ile-Ogbo, Oluponna, Ikonifin, Bode-Osi, Ikire-Ile and Ogbaagba, all in Ayedire and Oloa-Oluwa Local Governments of the Iwo Federal Constituency of the Senatorial District.