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Video: Again, Ize-Iyamu Absent as Tinubu Presents APC Flag To Edo Gov Candidate Okpebholo

Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu, Reporting

Abuja, Nigeria

The leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Edo State Pastor Osage is yet again nowhere to be found as President Bola Tinubu has presented the All Progressives Congress flag to the Edo governorship candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo, and his running mate, Dennis Idahosa.

During the presentation at the Aso Villa in Abuja, the President expressed optimism that the ruling party is on the path to victory in the September election in Edo.

Addressing a gathering of party stalwarts led by the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, the President pledged that the party would stand with the candidates ”like the wall of Gibraltar”

”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,” the President said according to a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

Tinubu commended the leadership of the party in Edo for their efforts towards the success of the candidates and the party.

He lauded a former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, for his exemplary leadership.

”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,” he said.

The President, while inviting Edo State woman leader, Lady Betty Okoebor, to speak on the party’s readiness for the election, reiterated that with the strong support of women, victory is assured.

”If the women say we are going to win, then we are good to go because they constitute the largest number of voters and the most dedicated,” President Tinubu affirmed.

In his remarks, the National Chairman of the APC emphasised the unity of purpose within the party toward achieving victory in the election.

”Our candidate is soft-spoken, focused, and an achiever. He is a product that is highly marketable, and I am confident that with him as our flagbearer, we will bring Edo back to our party,” Ganduje said.



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