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Tinubu Confident In APC’s Victory In Edo State, Presents Flag To Okpebholo (+photos)

ABUJA, FCT, NIGERIA – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expressed strong confidence in the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s prospects for victory in the upcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State.

Speaking on Monday, March 18, 2024, in Abuja during the presentation of the party’s flag to the Edo gubernatorial candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo, and his running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, Tinubu conveyed optimism about the party’s chances.

According to a statement signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Tinubu assured party stalwarts gathered at the State House, led by National Chairman of the APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, that the party would provide unwavering support to the candidates.

He emphasized, “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.”

Tinubu commended the leadership of the party in Edo State for their dedication to the success of the candidates and the party, particularly praising former governor of the state, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, for his exemplary leadership.

He affirmed, “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.”

Inviting Edo State woman leader, Lady Betty Okoebor, to speak on the party’s readiness for the election, Tinubu emphasized the crucial role of women in securing victory, noting that their strong support ensures success.

In his remarks, National Chairman of the APC, Dr. Ganduje, highlighted the unity of purpose within the party, expressing confidence in Okpebholo as a candidate and affirming the party’s commitment to reclaiming Edo State.


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