Lagos – A former minister of information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Tony Momoh on Thursday said Barrister Rotimi Akeredolu, the party’s candidate in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo state will emerge victorious.
Speaking in a chat with Independent, Momoh, who said the issues raised by a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over the outcome of the exercise be looked into however said the party cannot chose to go into the election divided.
“Our candidate will win Ondo, just like we have won Edo. But then, we have to discipline ourselves and take care of the management of our internal affairs. We cannot go into battle with the kind of division that Asiwaju pointed to through his open letter. We cannot go into battle that way. We must resolve it and people must know that APC is not a party of alliances”.
While congratulating the governor- elect of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, he said his victory has paved way for continuity of good works in Edo state.
“The fact is that there is opportunity for continuity in Edo. Anybody who says Oshiomhole did not work in Edo is commiting a sin because he really worked. One of the greatest leaders in Edo that we celebrate is Ogbemudia and he attested to the fact that Oshiomhole worked”.
“ We have been playing politics and it is a sin to discredit someone who has worked. But that election has come and gone. All hands will be on deck to continue to grow Edo state. Nobody should look down on the governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki because he was the brain-box of Oshiomhole’s administration for eight years”.
“ It is just like what Tinubu saw in Fashola when he had to leave all other associates and bring Fashola, a technocrat into the open. It is the same thing that Oshiomhole found in Obaseki. Obaseki is not a politician, but a technocrat and the opportunity he has in Edo state will add value to what Oshiomhole has done” he said.