Sen. Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East senatorial district and the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun state, has commended the electoral process, saying he was optimistic of victory.
Kashamu spoke with newsmen after voting during the governorship and state house of assembly elections at his polling unit in Ward 6, Unit 26, Egbe area at exactly 11.45 a.m., on Saturday in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area.
He commended the process of the election.
“I commend the President Muhammadu Buhari, security officials and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the good job done so far.
“There were major improvements than the last one we did; it’s more professional, more organised and all is going on peacefully.
“I believe that by God’s grace, I will emerge the victor.
“What will be will be, and when God ordains something, no one can shift it. Those who say I will not win are not God,” he said.
The PDP candidate also said that he looked forward to doing a lot of things if elected, especially to improve the life of the common man.
“With God’s backing and the people’s backing, I believe I will be successful in achieving my objectives.
“With what I have seen, everywhere is calm and the voting exercise is going on smoothly.
“I don’t believe anyone would want to risk his life to rig,”he said.
Meanwhile, Sen. Adegbenga Kaka, former Ogun East senator and the APC stalwart in Ogun, who also cast his vote at the same polling unit with Kashamu, also expressed satisfaction with the elections.
“My experience is that of fulfilment. I have just discharged my statutory duty as a responsible citizen of the country.
“I feel that we have started well and I’m hoping that at the end of the polls, we are able to say the exercise has gone successfully peaceful, free and fair.
“The people have conducted themselves well with no skirmishes. Everyone is going about his or her duty without let or hindrance,” Kaka said.
He added that the turnout at the polls was better than that of the presidential polls, which he attributed to the locally inclined nature of the elections.
“Whoever wins must imbibe a spirit of sportsmanship, knowing that even though he wins today, tomorrow might be different; so there should be no cause for rancour.”
From our correspondent in Ogun State