All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has boasted that the ruling party would win the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, respectively.
The former governor of Lagos state made the boast at the 90th birthday celebration of the Esogban of Benin, Chief David Edebiri.
Tinubu, who was visibly elated with the progress of the party is these states, declared that nothing would stop the APC from emerging victorious in the coming elections billed to in two months time.
“I expect nothing less than victory in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The other parties are noise makers, they don’t character and the electorate know the party that has credibility and integrity. Who is the other party?”
Reminded about the complaints that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has not done well for his people, and therefore may not be able to retain the state for the APC, he said:
“If you don’t have complaints in politics, then there is no democracy so we only pay attention to the noise in the market because we have so many apples, oranges and various fruits of different character, but there is one thing that is consistent.
“This is a market of many branches and this is the broom; they will come together as a bunch to sweep clean all the debris of the past, that is it, we are going to win”, he said in apparent reference to the main opposition PDP.
He urged the electorate in the two states to brace up progressive governments which he said would come into effect on November 16 when the governorship candidates of the APC would have emerged victorious.
Governor Yahaya Bello secured the party ticket to contest for a second term while the party is yet to conduct the primaries for its candidate in Bayelsa state.
Also present at the event were Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the Iyase (Prime Minister) of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe who was also the chairman of the ceremony.
Former Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan, Mike Ogiadomhe, former deputy governor, Hon Lucky Imasuen, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chris Nehikhare, equally attended.
Others were palace chiefs and the Secretary Benin Traditional Council, FramkmIrabor, Speaker of Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, former Minister of State for Works, Dr Chris Ogiemwonyi, Minsiter of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire represented by the Cjief Medical Director, University of Benin teaching Hospital, Professor Darlington Obaseki, Minister of State for Health, Prince Clem Agba represented by his Special Adviser, Dr Philip Ugbodaga.