Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has predicted sweeping wins for the part in Edo and Anambra States.
Mr Bello said the party was also set to win the Governorship elections in Ondo, Osun and Ekiti States.
He spoke Monday after governors from the north-central region met with President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
“We will take Anambra State and record it as a second APC state from the South East and integrate our Igbo brothers into the fold and we are going to take Ekiti and Osun once again,” he said.
He spoke about the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to the People’s Democratic Party.
“We have seen those in power before that are dethroned, we have seen practically how President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC dethroned the former president,” he said.
“So, that is not any trouble at all. APC is going to win Edo State. But unfortunately, I really feel the leaving of my colleague, His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki in whatever circumstance to another political party, is painful anyway, but as a political party, we are going to take Edo back.”
Further commenting on the crisis in the APC, Bello said: “Our party is one solid party. In a particularly big family like that, you won’t rule out any misunderstanding in one way or the other. But I can assure you that our party is strong under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and as a father, he is already looking into it and I can assure you that we are going to come out very strong.
“We are going to go to Edo State and we shall win Edo state election overwhelmingly for APC, we are going to go to Ondo state and win it overwhelmingly for APC. We will take Anambra State and record it as a second APC state from the South East and integrate our Igbo brothers into the fold and we are going to take Ekiti and Osun once again.
“So, we are going to continue to expand our coast. APC is strong; we are not divided, we are only seeing one same point from a different angle and we are trying to make ourselves understand the points, that is just it, there is no misunderstanding.”