The National Vice Chairman (South-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Isaac Kekemeke, said the party’s presidential candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, would prevail upon 80% of votes in the region during the 2023 elections.
Mr Olaniyi Adegbola, Ondo State Coordinator of ‘The Asiwaju Gathering (TAG)’, a support group for the APC flagbearer, said in a statement that Kekemeke gave the confirmation when executives of the group visited him in Akure on Wednesday.
The APC South-West leader, who said that President Muhammadu Buhari had consistently prevailed upon 70% of votes cast in his North-West zone in past races, vowed, “Tinubu would do better in the South-West in next year’s presidential poll”.
“Buhari always had 70 per cent of his region’s votes in every election. We will win 80 per cent for Asiwaju in the South-West region in 2023,” he assured.
He likewise guaranteed that the APC in South-West would deliver impressively and encouraged the different support groups to work steadily to guarantee Tinubu’s triumph in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking during the visit, theTAG state coordinator said that Tinubu remained a common unifying factor which “is key to APC victory in the state.
“Asiwaju is a good product, strong enough to sell itself and the party,” Adegbola said.
He assured that TAG would come up with youth-friendly programmes to reach out to students and other young people to prevent them from going to the opposition.
”We will continue to spread the gospel of a Tinubu presidency devoid of ethnoreligious proclivities come 2023.
”The group will continue to promote and ensure that the ruling APC retains power in 2023,” Kekemeke said. (NAN)