National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has voiced confidence in the party’s chances in the disputed Rivers state governorship election.
In a release issued last night by the APC’s Assistant Director, Publicity, Edegbe Odemwingie, he also voiced confidence in the party’s chances in the Akwa-Ibom governorship rerun.
Odigie-Oyegun said APC’s successes at the 2015 general elections had changed the political dynamics in the South-South, specifically Rivers State.
He spoke yesterday when he received a delegation of the NADECO-forum and Pro-democracy groups in the United Kingdom (1992-1999) led by Chief John Filani, who paid him a courtesy visit at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
“With respect to Rivers and Akwa-Ibom, I want to tell you that we are strongly determined and there is hardly any doubt. The former governor of Akwa-Ibom’s motto was ‘what money cannot solve, more money can solve it’. I think that this has been very much at work. But I have no doubt in my mind, factions or no factions, that is irrelevant.
“I have stuck my neck out for Umana Umana because looking at all those who wanted that office, he was the only one who has the grits and the guts to take on the very murderous situation that existed in Akwa-Ibom state and if you ask me, I am more confident of winning Akwa-Ibom than any other state in the South-South. We are going to win, that is almost a certainty,” he added.