Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon. Duro Meseko, has expressed confidence that the ruling party will win the Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo governorship elections scheduled to hold on November 11.
Meseko gave the assurance when some Journalists from Kogi state paid him visit at APC national secretariat in Abuja on Friday.
He said APC in Kogi is going into the November election as a united party and will work round the clock to retain the number one seat in the state.
He said in this current political dispensation, Kogi state can not afford to belong to the opposition party when APC controls government at the centre.
“Kogi State need to be part of the government at the centre for the purpose of the actualization of Ajaokuta steel company which President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has kick started by creating a steel development ministry and the appointment of the son of the soil as the minister of the ministry.
“Again I am appealing to Kogi electorate to give their votes to APC for consolidation and continuity in the governance of the state” he said.
He enjoined Kogi electorate to vote for the APC governorship candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo, to guarantee economic growth of the state.
According to him, the APC in Kogi State has done a lot in terms of infrastructure development especially in the areas of education, health, road construction, agriculture, youth and women empowerment among others, saying the only way the electorate can reciprocate the effort of Governor Yahaya Bello in the last eight years was to give their massive votes to Ododo for consolidation.
Speaking on the chances of APC in winning Bayelsa and Imo states in the forthcoming off season governorship election, the deputy national publicity secretary expressed confidence that APC would win the two state overwhelmingly.
“As a political party I can unequivocally say that the All Progressive Congress had prepared adequately for the off season governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi state.
“Even in the last election APC won Bayelsa but lost the victory to PDP in the court based on technical ground. The Bayelsa people that voted for us that time are still much around and I am optimistic that they will still give us their votes because the people knows the advantages abound in belonging to the party at the centre.
“As for Imo State, the governor His Excellency Hope Uzodimma has performed creditably well that warrant him second term to continue his developmental stride for the people of the state,” he said.
Meseko who congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima for their landmark victory at the Supreme Court, and urged politicians to desist from unnecessary grandstanding in election especially on issues that are very clear to the constitution of the country.