Abuja - The Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, believes the opposition All Progressive Party (APC) will win the next presidential election.
The sentiments came after chieftains of the party, including General Muhammadu Buhari, Chief Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, among others hit the campaign trail in Benin City to formally launch the party in the state.
Edebiri said the APC was destined to win the Presidency in 2015.
“The new party you people belong to, the APC is destined to rule this country. I want to say again and again that for many years to come, anybody sponsored by (Governor Adam) Oshiomhole’s party will continue to win elections in Edo State. I want to say that the same oracle that spoke before has again spoken that in the coming election, your party will win the Presidency,” Edebiri told the audience.
Tinubu, the APC national leader, said Oshiomhole had brought progress to the state.
“Five years ago, Oshiomhole won the election and made the people the cornerstone of his development. Ever since he started he has not looked back. Today we have witnessed a phenomenon development in Edo State,” he added.
Addressing the crowd at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, the Interim Chairman of the APC, Akande said Edo State people had always wanted to be counted among the progressives.
Buhari added that the people of Edo State had witnessed five years of development.
“The people now know the difference and the people outside have also seen the difference. The APC is determined to come and secure this country so that people can move,” he said.
The party, he said, would be determined to stop terrorism and kidnappings when it assumed power.
– CAJ News