JUST IN: APC Will Win Edo Guber Election, Tinubu Declares

APC Will Win Edo Guber Election, Tinubu Declares

Will Win Edo Guber , Tinubu Declares

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President Bola Tinubu has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is on the path to victory in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

Tinubu expressed the optimism yesterday in Abuja during the presentation of the party's flag to the governorship candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo, and his running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa.

Addressing a gathering of party stalwarts led by the national chairman of the APC, Dr. , at the State House, the President in a statement by , Ajuri Ngelale pledged that the party would stand with the candidates ”like the wall of Gibraltar.”

”If you are happy; we are happy. If you are determined; we are determined. We are going to work with you. We are going to stand with you like the wall of Gibraltar. That is all I can assure you. The party is supreme, but victory is superior and very important,” the President said.

President Tinubu commended the leadership of the party in Edo for their efforts towards the success of the candidates and the party.

He particularly lauded Senator , of the state, for his exemplary leadership.

”Distinguished Senator and our flagbearer, we are putting you forward in order to hold the party in trust for us and achieve victory for us. You and your running mate have been described as giant killers, and you have worked tirelessly with the party leadership,” he said.

The president, while inviting Edo State leader, Betty Okoebor, to speak on the party's readiness for the election, reiterated that with the strong support of women, victory is assured.

”If the women say we are going to win, then we are good to go because they constitute the largest number of voters and the most dedicated,” President Tinubu affirmed.

In his remarks, Ganduje emphasised the unity of purpose within the party towards achieving victory in the election.

”Our candidate is soft-spoken, focused and an achiever. He is a product that is highly marketable, and I am confident that with him as our flagbearer, we will bring Edo back to our party,” Ganduje said.

Meanwhile, a former senior special assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Anti-human Trafficking Issues, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, has said the  choice of the member representing Ovia constituency in the House of Representatives Hon Dennis Idahosa as running mate to Okpebholo as a political master stroke.

Okoduwa who applauded the leadership of the party for nominating Idahosa said the APC is now more united and ready to take over the state in the September 21 governorship election in the state.

In a statement titled, “The the cap fits” and made available to newsmen in Benin City, he appreciated the leadership of the APC for carefully nominating the right person as running mate to the party's gubernatorial candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo.”

He said the choice and nomination of Idahosa for the position gladdens the heart of all, particularly the .

 

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