By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ahead of 2019 guber election in Ogun State, the governorship aspirant and member of the House of Representatives representing Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency, Hon. Abdul-kabir Adekunle Akinlade aka Triple As has used three days fasting and prayer to give thanks to God Almighty for his support over him and his followers for a successful statewide consultation towards the ambition.
Hon. Akinlade stated this at his White House in Agosasa in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State during the end of the three-day fasting and prayer by Muslim and Christian clerics.
Akinlade said the prayer was organised to appreciate God and the good people of Ogun State for their support and prayer.
He said as the year is coming to an end, we should all thank God for His mercies, protection and guidance over us since we began the year.
“I cannot thank you all enough for believing in me. Like I said at the very beginning, my governorship aspiration was borne out of gratitude and neccesity to preserve our common heritage that hinges on the Mission to Rebuild.
“As I said before the commencement of our consultation exercise three months ago, we dedicated and entrusted the whole process in God’s hands by inviting religious leaders for God’s guidance and direction,” he said.
Akinlade said during the period, “we met with party faithful, stakeholders and leaders in Agosasa, Ipokia, Abeokuta (State EXCO), Leaders in Ogun East Senatorial, Ogun West Senatorial and Ogun Central Senatorial Districts, Royal Fathers, Ogun West Screening Committee, Captains of Industries, Political Stakeholders, Strategic Opinion Moulders and Elders, leaders, Youth Groups and others.
“I want to use this medium to thank all those that spoke frankly to me, those that disagreed with me, even those that said that I stand no chance because of my background. I want to specially thank those who believe in me even when it seem impossible.
“As we commence the second phase of our outreach tagged “TRIPLE A ALL THE WAY”, I call on you all to remain focused because we have proved that despite the odds, with the right attitude, conviction and absolute believe in Almighty God, victory can and will definately be ours.
“To my supporters across the state, I say this is just the beginning. The inspiration to forge ahead hinges on your strength and hopeful smiles. I am confident that we shall overcome in the end as we await the decision of our party leadership”.