The governor of Imo state, Sen Hope Uzodinma, has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not only field candidate for the Edo state governorship election but will also win the election.
Governor Uzodinma, who is also the chairman APC primary election committee, however blamed enemies for the current crisis rocking the ruling party, arguing that they are merely envious of the growth of the party.
Speaking while accepting the responsibility assigned by his committee, Uzodinma, described the APC as a party too strong to beat in any part of the country today.
“It is my honour on behalf of my Committee to accept this very rare confidence reposed on us by our great party to go and conduct this process that will produce our guber candidate for the forthcoming Edo governorship election.
“I want to thank the Almighty God even when I know that this is coming at a time that our party is greatly challenged by some handiworks of our enemies and those who think the party has grown into national envy. I want to assure the leadership of the party and indeed the entire membership in the country that we will go and do justice to this assignment and we will not disappoint all reasonable expectations.
“I want to remind all of us that APC is a party too strong to be beaten anywhere in Nigeria. The party is growing from strength to strength on daily basis. The tendency for people to become envious and in the process want to create distraction has also become very high but we must rise to the occasion to do just all that will make our party be what the people expect”.
Recall that on Friday, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the sitting governor of Edo State who won under the APC in 2016, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after he was suspended due to his feud with former governor Adams Oshiomhole.