NATIONAL chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Wednesday, expressed optimism that the party would win the September 10 governorship election in the state, on the basis of performance.
He told journalists in Benin City, the state capital, that the credentials the party had for believing that it would the election was good performance of its administration in the state.
Odigie-Oyegun said people in the state knew what they wanted, adding that his party’s campaigns had been issue-based and quite successful.
He said the party had performed creditably in its almost eight years in government as against the over 10 years the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in charge in the state.
“Our campaign has been very good, there was a period of drama but all that is behind us and the arguments are very clear, irrespective of whatever individual issues there must be and there have been,” he said.
On the fears that the prevailing economic downturn under APC federal administration could sway voters towards the PDP, Odigie-Oyegun said “again, if you stretch it down, it is the same argument.
“One thing that pleases me today is that Nigerians and the ordinary voter are more perceptive than we think they are.
“Yes, the APC at the national level has been in office for one year plus but everybody knows that the problems we have today could not have been created in one day.”