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2023: APC’ll win Rivers, retain presidency — Osinbajo

VICE-President Yemi Osinbajo and presidential hopeful of the All Progressives Congress has said the party was poised to take over the Rivers State Government House, as well as retain power at the centre after the 2023 general election.

Osinbajo stated this while addressing APC delegates and party stakeholders in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital yesterday.

He commended the party in Rivers for being strong and united despite being in the opposition, pointing out that it was not easy to survive as an opposition party.

“There is nowhere in the country that we are not proud of the APC here in Rivers State. Every member of our party is very proud of the APC in Rivets State.

“The simple reason is that those of us who have been in opposition long enough knows what it is to be a party in opposition. We in Lagos where in opposition for 16 years, so, we know what it is. We know how you can be oppressed when you’re in opposition and how difficult it is to survive.

“So, that you’re vibrant and able to come together in this large number, that you have a vision, that you know where you’re headed and you have very able executive is something that we ought to be very proud of. And we ate extremely proud of you here.

“And I am sure that that will be rewarded in due course. If we have a better argument, if we are better organized, if we have a better vision, ultimately we will win. And I am very confident that the APC is poised to win, and I am sure that the APC will win in this state (Rivers) and the country at large,” the Vice President stated.

While making reference to the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who hails from Rivers State, Osinbajo said he enjoys an excellent working relationship with the latter, including outside official duties.

He said he and Amaechi, also a presidential hopeful, has close family ties, saying ‘My son and his son are friends’, among others, noting that of all those aspiring to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the APC, only person will emerge and others must be ready to rally their support.

“We are aspirants today, but only person will emerge, not two. And we must be prepared to work with that person,” Vice President Osinbajo stated.

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