‘Why APC will win the governorship polls’
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, said yesterday that his party’s performance would earn it victory at the polls.
Odigie-Oyegun, who spoke with journalists in Benin City, said the APC’s campaign had been very successful and issue-based.
According to him, “The people know what choice to make among the candidates, irrespective of whatever insinuations are being made against individuals in the race.”
He said: “We have had the APC in government for seven and half years, before which we had the PDP in power for 10 years. But I can hardly see anybody pointing at a substantial development that the PDP made during its era.”
According to Odigie-Oyegun, when people are asked to make preference between continuity and reverting to the bad old days, the resounding answer that one gets is a continuity of the good days.
The APC Chairman said: “Yes, there was a time when there were discordant tunes in the party as a result of personal or group interests. But all that have been sorted out and we are rolling down to a very substantial victory.”
He dismissed the possibility of the alleged national economic downturn, under the APC-led Federal Government affecting the party’s chances.
He explained: “Nigerians are more sensitive than we think they are. The APC at the national level has been in office for a little above one year, but the people know that the problems we have today were not created in one day.
“We have come to fix the nation by fixing the problems, otherwise, as a people, we would have been going through a greater challenge of sustaining a peaceful co-existence.”
Odigie-Oyegun explained that the challenges facing the nation were due to the decades of bad governance, made worse by the global crash of oil prices.
But, according to him, the party realises that people are in pain and hungry.
The APC chairman added that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC is set to ensure that the mono-product economy is diversified in the overall interest of the nation.