Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for emerging the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.
Omo-Agege, himself a candidate of the party in next year’s Delta State governorship election, expressed optimism that Tinubu would emerge victorious in the general election.
According to a statement signed by the Director of Communications and Media Strategy of the Delta APC Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation, Mr Ima Niboro, the Senate’s No 2 man particularly lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the governing APC for giving all aspirants a level-playing field.
Omo-Agege commended the 2022 APC Special Convention Committee for successfully conducting the primary, even as he showered glowing tributes on APC Northern Governors for setting the pace by supporting power shift to the South.
While calling on Tinubu to be magnanimous in victory, the Deputy Senate President stressed the need for all presidential aspirants to join hands with the APC presidential candidate and the party in ensuring victory.
“Not everyone gave APC a chance to conduct a free, fair and credible presidential primary. With the undercurrents in the buildup, some had predicted that our great party would go into extinction after this convention.
“But with the transparent process that saw the emergence of Asiwaju Tinubu as our party standard bearer, I am confident more than ever before that this is the beginning of even greater tidings for our party.
“We proved our critics wrong. We have shown that with unity of purpose, the sky is our starting point,” he said.
Omo-Agege called on Nigerians to support Tinubu and other APC candidates at all levels in the forthcoming polls.