The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has said he has no apology saying that his party will retain Osun state in the coming governorship election and go ahead to win in 2023 general elections.
The election is slated for July 16th.
Speaking during the inauguration of the National Campaign Council for the state, Thursday in Abuja, Adamu said Nigerians have chosen APC, hence his leadership will do everything possible to retain it.
The 86-member campaign council is headed by the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Co-Chair by the Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Some other members of the committee includes Senator Godswill Akpabio, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, Abubakar Malami SAN, Jason Sirika, among others.
According to Adamu, the plan to win, the ability to execute the plan is with the leadership the Campaign Council which will be provided in the campaign efforts.
“There’s no option to wining the national election and these state elections are, like I said forebears 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 apologize 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 will do everything we can to retain this position of envy.”
While urging the campaign council to show commitment, the APC national chairman said: “We are winning the battle of the states, but the real war to be won is the presidential election in 2023. And I do hope that we will not spare efforts to ensure that we come back victorious.”
Responding after the inauguration, the Co-Chairman of the Campaign team governor Umar Ganduje, called for a total reconciliation in Osun state before the election.
He said: “So reconciliation is totally necessary so that we will believe in each other. We agreed that all stakeholders in Osun state will come together and constitute into one single force in order to win this important election.
“I am happy the secretary of our great party is from Osun state and I think he is very useful to this election in osun state.
“Some of us who participated in the last election that brought the current governor into office, we knew the interplay of variables that took place, and that led us to a new terminology in election, inconclusive election.”
Ganduje, however, assured the party of his commitment, saying “I believe the stakeholders in Osun state will add value to their preparedness and ensure that the 30 LGAs in Osun state leadership have all prepared for this election.
“We will take the previous events and unify it and see how things stood at that time. And what variables that went in-between the election and now. And see how we can compete for success because this is our efforts to our party.”