A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says the party is in the advantageous position to retain Osun governorship seat in view of the performance of the outgoing governor of the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed September 22 for the conduct of the Osun State governorship election.
The APC chieftain stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of APC South West Caucus at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday night.
According to him, the administration of the outgoing Osun Governor, Rauf Aragbesola, has put in place good foundation for the party to retain the governorship seat in the state.
“We expect victory. We have a progressive government there where the incumbent and the outgoing governor has worked and laid a good foundation.
“Therefore, we have successes to build upon.
“We equally are bringing in one of the most competent and qualified technocrat in the person of Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola. He is eminently qualified.’’
On whether the Osun election would be a hard fight like what obtained in the Ekiti governorship election, Tinubu said he could not predict what will happen but the APC would emerge victorious at the end of the exercise.