As preparations for the 2019 general election gathers momentum, Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is leaving no stone unturned to ensure its victory at the polls.
To this end, the Lagos State chapter of the party held a stakeholders meeting to address matters that could hinder it from winning at the polls next year.
For the first time since the conclusion of the party primaries, leaders of the APC including the National leader, Bola Tinubu, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, his deputy, Oluranti Adebule, the party’s governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwoolu, his running mate, Femi Hamzat and other party stalwarts gathered at the party secretariat to address party supporters on Monday in Lagos.
In his speech, Sen. Bola Tinubu praised the gallant efforts of those who contested but lost in the party primaries, particularly those who felt aggrieved by the outcome of the primaries.
He challenged members of the party to massively mobilise for the APC to clinch all available elective positions in the State.
“What is next now is where Nigeria is going.
“Here in Lagos, we must maintain a strong outing, we must differentiate between a developmental economy and a container economy.
“We will never accept let’s get Nigeria corrupt again,” Tinubu said.
Also addressing party supporters, Gov. Ambode solicited the cooperation of all members for the success of the party’s candidates at the polls.
Whilst noting that there are still those who feel aggrieved by some decisions of the party leadership, the governor called for sincere reconciliations and a proviso to compensate all aggrieved members.
” I want to appeal to our leaders, where there is a platform for reconciliation, let us continue to reconcile, and where there is a platform for compensation, let us make those promissory note, so that all aspirants who are not candidates can be willing to sacrifice for the overall benefit of the party”.
However, the event was not without its intrigues as supporters of some aggrieved aspirants came carrying placards and threatening to leave the party if they were not given attention.
By Taiwo Ojedele
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