The Chairman of the Contract and Mobilisation Committee of the APC National Campaign Council for Edo State Governorship Election, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the September 19 guber election is a “must win” for the party.
Sylva, who is the Minister of State for Petroleum, disclosed this Tuesday at the National Secretariat of the party after the inaugural meeting of his committee.
He said that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claimed the state through the “back door” and APC was on a mission to retrieve it.
“All of us in the South South believe that this election must be won. Edo state is our only APC state in the South South. A few months ago, as you are all aware, they took Bayelsa State from us through the back door after we won the election and now through the back door again, they have taken Edo state but luckily we have the opportunity of reclaiming Edo state in a few weeks from now and every south south APC member is of the consensus that we must reclaim Edo.
“Edo State is our stronghold in the region and therefore we are all geared up, we will all go to Edo state. We want to assure you that you should not entertain any doubt that Edo state will be an APC state very soon come the election in September,” Sylva said.