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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party, Kola Abiola, has declared that he will win next year’s election by repeating his father, late MKO Abiola’s feat during the June 12, 1993 election.
Kola spoke with newsmen in Abeokuta, on Saturday at the funeral service of the late governorship candidate of PRP in Ogun State, Prof David Bamgbose.
The PRP presidential candidate who said he was out to disrupt the process and win next year’s election, explained that he led the campaign planning and execution that earned his late father “victory” during the controversial election when he was 28 years.
The PRP candidate vowed to adopt grassroots approach and pursue a recruitment drive that “will change the face of politics in Nigeria.”
He said, “I am going to win, Insha Allah. I have no doubt. You see we are always used to having things done in a particular way. We don’t do things in a particular way here. We are out to disrupt the process.
“If we run it the way it is run, we will never win, but if we run it my way, there is no doubt. And that’s what happened in 1992-1993. I ran that election from top to bottom. I did the planning, I did the execution, I did everything. All those jingles, if you remember, I did it.”
Delivering his sermon, an Ibadan-based clergyman, Bishop Samuel Alawode, described Bamgbose as an embodiment of talents who he said left the world upon fulfilling God’s purpose for his life.