By Princess-Ekwi Ajide , Abuja
The All Progressives Congress,APC has inaugurated its 86 member national campaign council of the forth coming Osun state governorship election.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, the National Chairman of APC Senator Abdulahi Adamu, said in spite of the challenges posed by the governorship election of Ekiti state, the party scaled with flying colors by the divine grace of Almighty God.
The National Chairman said: “The next huddle we have is to confront with all vigor with all strength that we can master the forth coming Osun governorship election.”
He urged the committee members to gear up as it won’t be easy, so they should all get ready as Osun will be more difficult for them.
The National Chairman urged them to leave no stone unturned but to go there and do whatever is doable within the laws of Nigeria and electoral laws to win.
Senator Adamu further stated: “That plan to win, the ability to execute the plan is with the leadership that this council is going to provide in the campaign efforts.
My tolerance level and this national working committee level for failure is really really zero”.
Commenting on the capabilities of the campaign Council, the National Chairman said: “Most of you have been statesmen in your own right, the offices you held before today, but for this exercise take off the big guns take off the creepy suits were and go down the trench and bring that victory we want”.
Nobody should come back to us crying, failure is not our own by the grace of God.
Whatever it takes within the laws of the land, i said go for it, win the election.
Let them go complain let them go wherever,let’s win the election, we have no apologies whatsoever for this posture because these two elections are for best to the national election coming up in 2003.
It will go in our credentials that we have the winning track record this National Working Committee that you elected we have a commitment.
What we mean by the commitment is the 2023 general election is facing us. We have to face it squarely.
He said there’s no option to wining the national election and these state elections are forebearers to the national election.
we must show those who love us by showing those who are our adversaries in the strongest possible way that we are in control.
“No apologies to anybody, we are the party of government, we are the party ruling the country today, no apologize for anybody”.
“The reality is Nigerians chose APC and we’ll do everything we can to retain this position of envy” he said.
Speaking on the party’s flag bearer for the 2023 presidential election, the National Chairman said: “Now, we have determined as a party, who will be our flag bearer in the forthcoming presidential election in 2023.
We have chief Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinibu as our presidential candidate you all know that.
No these elections are first steps, we are taking towards victory in 2023 we must not play with this, we start preparing for these now.
The challenge, everybody’s arrow is pointing at us, so we must show our capacity to bear the pressure and move out forces forward to victory.
We are winning the battle of the states, but the real war to be won is the presidential election in 2023”.
For the Co-Chair of the National Campaign Council of APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the party scored over 60% at the election all thanks to the National Working Committee, NWC, and the Natiinal Chairman.
He assured the National Chairman that they will work hard and committed to the job adding that some of them have already started behind the scene.
According to him, one important issue about Osun election is reconciliation as internal dynamics of the party is very important hence reconciliation is totally necessary so that they will believe in each other and all stakeholders in osun state will come together to constitute one force in order to win the important election.
Dr. Ganduje, expressed joy that the secretary of the party is from Osun state and will be very useful to winning the election in osun state.
He noted: “we are told that we are fighting an opposition with moneybags. But, we want to assure you that we are coming with strategy bags”..
The Co Chair, sought the cooperation of all stakeholders especially governors and members of NWC to coordinate well with all the committees and stakeholders in conducting an election while assuring that the election is a task that must be done within the processes of democracy and also within legal procedures.