The flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been assured of the support of leaders of the South-South Zone of the party, towards his success in the 2023 general election.
National Vice Chairman of the APC, South-South Zone, Chief Victor Giadom, announced this while addressing journalists in Abuja.
Chief Victor Giadom
He spoke after a meeting with representatives of leaders of the zone, including former National Chairmen of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as well as former Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Lucky Imasuen.
Giadom said members of the party in the six states in the geopolitical zone are determined to ensure the party’s candidate emerges victorious in the presidential election.
“We congratulate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for emerging as the presidential candidate of our party and thank him for the steps he has so far taken to unite those who contested that election with him and to assure him that the South-South zone will support his ticket.
“The South-South Zone in that direction has resolved to work with him and the party to ensure victory in the 2023 general election.”
He disclosed that the leaders are confident that they will restore the party’s dominance in the six states of the region by 2023.
The politician stated that the South-South leaders of the party appreciated the political maturity and show of sportsmanship of Amaechi, after losing the presidential ticket to Tinubu.
“We appreciate Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, our own son and former Minister of Transportation, who came second in the presidential contest, for the party unity he has demonstrated after the presidential primary.
“We, therefore, urge all party members in the South-South zone to embrace the presidential ticket of our party to ensure victory in 2023,” he added.
Giadom also acknowledged President Muhammadu Buhari’s role in allowing a level playing field for all the aspirants in the presidential primaries of the party and the APC Northern governors for their commitment to the unity of the country with their patriotism demonstrated in ceding the presidential ticket of the party to the Southern part of the country.
We congratulate them too for the patriotism for which they demonstrated in ceding the presidential ticket of the APC to the Southern part of the country,” he said.
Source: Grassroots Today