The Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Mr. Adesegun Adekoya, has cautioned Nigerians to stay away from religious and ethnic sentiments when casting their votes in the general elections of 2023 to choose a new president.
Adekoya, a member of the House of Representatives who represents the Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency, advised voters to cast their ballots based on qualifications rather than party, religion, or ethnicity in the upcoming elections.
The lawmaker said religious and ethnic sentiment contributed to the nation’s current economic and security challenges. He was speaking at the N500 million Fund Raising for Community Development Projects event organised by the Ago-Iwoye Great Thinkers Trust Foundation, AIGTT, in Ago-Iwoye, Ijebu-North Local Government area of Ogun State.
His words: “In 2023, voters should prioritise electing competence in the general elections.
“in the coming elections, people should not look for APC, not Muslim or Christian or whatever. The level we are now and the extent APC has taken Nigeria, people should look for someone who can fix the country’s economy.
“People should not consider religion or ethnicity in the coming election. The Yoruba people don’t care about your religion or what you believe in. My wife is a Council Chairman in APC state. I am the only PDP in Ogun State, and I am not persuaded to join APC.”
Major General S. A. Awosanya (retd), the chairman of the AIGTT Board of Trustees, gave a welcome speech in which he noted that the event brought together Ago-Iwoye natives from both home and the diaspora to raise money for the city’s development projects in the fields of health, agriculture, education, and youth empowerment.