The All Progressives Congress has been predicted to win the February 25 presidential election, according to Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, adding that it is the most well-liked party in Nigeria.
Keyamo who is also a spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, made this claim as he addressed the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.
“Without trying to sound overconfident, I can tell you that the election is ours to lose.
“If you take the baseline for projection for 2015 and 2019 elections, you will discover that interms of demographic setup of Nigeria and the voting pattern in the last two elections, the APC has an upper hand.
“If you take the baseline from the recent elections, then you will know that the election is for APC and our candidate to lose.
“Demographically, we are extremely strong, we are the most diverse with wide spread all over the country, the APC is the only party without concentration of support from one part of the country,” he said.
According the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, recent trends in the nation indicate that the APC would win the election by a wide margin.
He continued, “Again, in a country like ours or anywhere in Africa, you have an opposition that is not together facing the ruling party, that is you have an opposition split into three, how do you expect them to defeat the ruling party.
“It is a very simple calculation, forget about all the noise going around. The split we see today in the opposition parties facing the APC, in form of PDP, LP and NNPP is an indication of weakness.
“It is a simple calculation and even when they were together as PDP just three and half years ago, we defeated them with four million votes, so they have a task of bridging the four million votes.
“Even if they were together, they still have a four million votes deficit to close up in the last election not to talk of now that they are split into three, where are the votes going to come from, that’s the question we are asking and we are waiting for the Nigerian electorate to answer that in a few days time,” he said.