The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Murtala Ajaka, has expressed confidence that despite the untold hardship brought about by the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the people of Borno State and the North-East will vote overwhelmingly for the presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at the poll.
Ajaka disclosed that the success recorded at the campaign rally of Tinubu where supporters trooped out to receive him was an evidence of his conviction.
His optimism is coming barely one week to the presidential election slated for February 25.
Tinubu is expected to square up against his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi; New Nigerian Peoples Party, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso; the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore and 13 other political gladiators.
But the APC deputy national spokesman believed that none of the leading candidates of the opposition is a match for the former Lagos State governor.
In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday evening, Ajaka declared that the ruling party would shock Atiku even in the North-East region where he hails from.
According to him, not even the biting cashless policy will stop the people of Borno and entire North-East from coming out next Saturday to vote the APC.
He said, “The Borno outing is a clear message for the PDP and its presidential candidate that a surprise is awaiting them in the North-East. Borno people have spoken loudly and the message is clear that they are for the APC and the fact that not even the ongoing biting cashless policy will stop them from voting Tinubu and their son, Senator Kashim Shettima, next week Saturday.
“I honestly commend the government, the APC leadership and the people of Borno for this show of massive support. I will urge them not to relent or tire until the main goal is achieved next week Saturday.”