Lagos State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Ondo State governorship election; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, expressed optimism over the chances of the party at the upcoming October 10 election.
Sanwo-Olu, also stated that this confidence is due to the giant strides of Ondo Governor; in Rotimi Akeredolu in different areas of human endeavours during his first term in the State.
The governor made this declaration during the inauguration of 104 members of the APC National Campaign Council.
The Council was set up strictly for the Ondo State Governorship election.
The exercise was performed by the party’s Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee; headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni at APC’s Secretariat in Abuja.
Sanwo-Olu assured President Muhammadu Buhari and APC leadership that Ondo will remain within the folds of the party.
In his acceptance speech, he pledged the commitment, passion; as well as dedication of the National Campaign Council members to deliver Ondo State to APC come October 10.
“I have described this journey as a repeat performance of what we did less than four years ago; when the people of Ondo State filed out in their numbers to elect my brother and friend; Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Aketi) as their sixth executive governor. The only difference in this year’s experience is that our victory will be a landslide.
“Four years ago, the residents of Ondo State affirmed their belief in progressive governance and today, that belief, the validation of our party, the APC as an assemblage of well-spirited Nigerians who are poised to serve the humanity has yielded positive results with several achievements recorded by the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu-led administration.
“The need for us to do more and because we know that we can do more for the people is the reason why our party is confident of victory at the polls. The party’s confidence is further buoyed by the giant strides of Governor Akeredolu in different areas of human endeavours”, he said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stressed further that: “Since APC-led Government of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was sworn in on the 24th February 2017; Ondo has moved from her hitherto parlous state and has returned to a trajectory of growth and development.
“We know that the people of Ondo State cannot afford to return to retrogressive life after experiencing progressive governance offered by the All Progressives Congress.
“Therefore, all the 104 members will roll up our sleeves and work hard for the victory that we truly and genuinely deserve.”