By Michael Adesanya
Members of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Ogun state chapter on Thursday, adopted the candidature of Senator Buruji Kashamu who is the State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate.
The association also assured him of 64,000 votes in the Saturday, March 2, 2019 governorship election.
While speaking, the Association’s Chairman, Alhaji Lateef Yekini, said Kashamu is a worthy candidate whose track records shown that if voted for, would not embezzle the State funds.
The ACOMORAN chairman added that the association observed that the candidate would not impose his own people on the organization but would work with the existing structure.
Yekini also noted that Kashamu’s policy document shows he has plans to transform the state.
His words: “We conducted our study and found out that Senator Buruji Kashamu will not embezzle public funds. Sir, we found out that Ogun State funds have no appeal for you. That is why we have adopted you as our candidate.”
“We have a common interest in the development of the state, hence our support for you,” Yekini said.
The body also conferred the award of National Patron on the governorship hopeful.
The State PDP chairman, Chief Bayo Dayo, thanked ACOMORAN members for their support and urged them to vote for all candidates of the party at all levels.
Kashamu said he did not usually take awards or chieftaincy titles; but he accepted the ACOMORAN award because, after listening to them, he could see that their interests had been injured.
“So, I accept this award as a man of justice, to help all members of ACOMORAN get justice. I do not want you to be involved in violence. If you get involved in violence, I will back out. But if your rights are being violated, count on my support.
“As a token of my appreciation to you for this award, I will donate 10 motorcycles to your association.”
He advised them to do more than get 64,000 votes for him.
“I want you to become coordinators of my campaign so that together we can win the governorship election and guarantee the well-being of your members.”
Kashamu assured them that under his watch, Ogun State would become great.
“We will eradicate poverty, we will empower small businesses, we will revitalise our education system and invigorate the healthcare system. We are going to make Ogun State great. You can count on that,” he said.