Senate Minority Whip and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon, has predicted that his party’s victory at the just concluded election in Osun State, is a tip of the iceberg of what the South-west people and indeed Nigerians at large should expect in 2015.
He stated this in Lagos, Saturday, while commenting on his visit to Osun State to congratulate Governor Rauf Aregbesola on his re-election.
“It is a fact that I was in Osun to give my brother, Governor Aregbesola, my support during the last days of his campaign rallies. However, after the election victory I had to go back there last Thursday to congratulate him because his election is not only a pacesetter in the South-west but a pointer to what the country should expect in 2015”, the senator, popularly called ‘GOS’ disclosed.
GOS, who is eyeing the APC ticket to contest the Lagos governorship election, argued that the Osun victory was a moral booster for APC members and supporters across the country, adding: “As long as the party leadership does not derail from the path of internal democracy that has been followed in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states, we will not have cause to grapple with any big challenge”.
Solomon added that what transpired in Osun was an indication that “popular candidates presented to the electorate through credible party primaries cannot be intimidated by any federal might because his people will stick out their neck to stand with him and fight for him”.