- An APC chieftain in Abia state, Paul Ikonne, has said that the party would soon take over southeast like it did in the southwest
- Former minister of mines and steel development, Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday, July 14, defeated PDP candidate, Olusola Eleka
- Ikonne said that the southeast have realised that APC means well for the development of the country in all ramifications
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Abia governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011, Prince Paul Ikonne, has said the party will strategise to take over in southeast region as it did in southwest.
Leadership reports that Ikonnne believe Nigerians, especially in the southeast have realised that APC means well for the development of the country in all ramifications.
NAIJ.com gathered that in a statement he signed in Abuja on Monday, July 16, to congratulate Dr. Kayode Fayemi on his victory at the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti, the former governorship candidate expressed optimism that the governor-elect the fortune of the state.
“Now that we, the APC have taken over the entire southwest, the southeast will be the next in line."
He called on all the stakeholders in the state, most especially the citizens to give the APC government opportunity to succeed.
“I want to congratulate my friend and brother Dr. Kayode Fayemi on behalf of the Igbos and APC Abia state on his resounding victory at the just concluded Ekiti governorship election, this is the beauty of demonstration of democracy that shows that power belongs to the people.
“We are very optimistic knowing Dr. Kayode Fayemi as an achiever that he will turn around Ekiti and better the lives of Ekiti people for good.
“As I congratulate the security agencies, INEC and APC faithfuls in Ekiti state for their conduct and professional outing as Ekiti now is a template to follow for other elections.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, attacked Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide over his failed prophecy on the recently concluded Ekiti state gubernatorial election.
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