The All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed confidence that its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will defeat his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar to clinch a landslide victory in the South-West.
APC National Vice Chairman (South West), Isaac Kekemeke, stated this while addressing pressmen, adding that the party will emerge victorious in all the six states of the region.
He said the PDP only won the 2019 and 2022 governorship elections in Oyo and Osun states due to the disunity within the APC in the runup to the elections.
Kekemeke, who described the victory of PDP in the two states as “one chance” emphasised that the APC is now one big family in the region, hence its readiness to secure a high number of votes for Tinubu.
He said; “The PDP should know that it was a one-chance victory because, in the 2020 governorship election in Ondo state, we beat them in almost all the state’s local government areas. We had an unprecedented outstanding governorship victory in 2020 because the factors that militate against our success in those states in 2019 were no longer in place.
“So, if they talk about 2019, a good sense of simple arithmetic should make them remember Ondo 2020. They are holding on to 2019 but have forgotten the 2020 elections. We are not divided. Our wall is not broken, so no lizards can enter as they did in 2019 when there was a crack.
“They were like lizards that came to play on the opening, but that opening is now closed. It was not just closed today but in 2020, and they saw the result in Ondo. Even their recent victory in Osun is not a yardstick to measure the PDP’s popularity in the state. We have an ongoing case at the Election Petitions Tribunal, and we are confident of reclaiming our mandate very soon.”
He also stated emphatically that aside from the fact Tinubu is from the Southwest, he is the most competent of all the candidates jostling for the office of the nation’s president.
The APC vice chairman added; “Nigerians believe the presidency should be rotated between the north and the south every eight years. So, it is now the turn of the south. And Tinubu has a good antecedent that we can talk about from now till tomorrow.
“So the PDP is in trouble. When their candidate was here a couple of weeks ago to flag off their campaign in this region, only a few people were around but when our candidate only came to pay a personal visit, the whole state went agog.
“By the time we bring our campaign here, they will see the difference. We are confident of winning. A 60 per cent win is no winning to us. We are going to beat them big”.