A spokesman for Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress (APC) says the party has momentum on its side ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election. Shehu Garba says the success of the party and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 presidential election, is drawing nationwide support from other opposition parties to the APC in the run-up to the vote. He says the APC expects the security agencies to be neutral but ensure the protection of unarmed civilians. Garba says the party is ready to capitalize on its success in the recent presidential vote to defeat the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial candidates across the country.
“We cannot be more ready than we are at the moment. Because we are coming from the victory we scored two weeks ago, recording enormous win over the PDP…now people have been trooping into the APC, leaving the PDP and coming into our party and we are welcoming them,” said Garba.
His comments came after some prominent members of the outgoing ruling PDP defected to the APC after the party lost the March 28 presidential election.
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