The South-West Zonal Coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Olusola Oke, on Monday said the party would not have stood without the South-West part of the country.
Oke, who was addressing journalists in Akure, in preparation for the coming of President Muhammmadu Buhari to Ondo and Ekiti States, said the region has in the past three and half years gained a lot from APC than from the 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The South-West is the engine room of this government and APC as a party, Buhari has done more for us than the sixteen years of the PDP. We have been a major beneficiary of the change and ready for the next level.
“Rehabilitation and expansion of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, construction of 158 km Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail, dualization of Oyo-Ogbomosho road, Lagos-Ore-Benin road and other major infrastructures are being centered in this region by Buhari.
“Major ministries are being managed by our people from the South-West, You don’t change a winning formula, We want to retain a working formula.
“I hereby urged our people in Ondo and Ekiti to come out enmass to welcome President Buhari tomorrow (Tuesday), I want our people to surpass what happened in Oyo and Osun States.”
Oke also said the recent endorsement of PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by factional groups within Ohanaeze N’digbo, Afenifere, among others, would not affect the chances of President Buhari in the February 16th election.
“Afenifere and other groups are not political parties that can muster votes in the coming elections,” he said.