A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the party has all it takes to win the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
Tinubu said this in an interview with State House correspondents after he led the party’s stakeholders from the South West to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday night.
The stakeholders had seized the opportunity of the dinner to present the party’s candidate in the forthcoming election, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, to the President.
The former Lagos State Governor said the good foundation laid by the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, would make it easy for the party to win the election.
He also said Oyetola’s pedigree would work for his victory.
Tinubu said, “We expect victory. We have a progressive government there where the incumbent and the outgoing governor has worked and laid a good foundation. Therefore, we have successes to build upon.
“We equally are bringing in one of the most competent and qualified technocrats in the person of Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola. He is eminently qualified.”
When asked if the Osun election is expected to be a tough battle like the recent Ekiti governorship election, he said, “You don’t predict the activity of elections. It can always be unique from one state to the other.
“But we believe that with our leadership in Osun from the state chairman down to the lowest level and the way they conducted the direct primary and the way people had turned out, are signals to the opposing parties that they have no way of beating us.”
Oyetola on his part expressed his gratitude and also boasted that he will win the election.
He said, “It (the visit) shows that he (the President) is the father of all. He is committed to the APC winning the Osun election come September 22 this year.
“He is committed to our party retaining the government, he is committed to free and fair elections. And I want to say categorically, that by the grace of God, we are winning that election on the 22nd of September.”