Osun 2018: Ganduje chairs 63-man APC campaign team

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has been named the chairman of 63-man committee that will campaign for the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of September 22 election in Osun State.
National chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole made the announcement yesterday at the party’s National Secretariat during the committee’s inauguration.
Apart from Zamfara State governor, Abdul-Aziz Yari who will serve as deputy to Ganduje, Yahaya Bello of Kogi; Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun; Abubakar of Bauchi; Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa and Rauf Aregbesola of Osun are members of the committee.
Other members of the committee include all APC lawmakers from the state and some ministers.
Addressing members of the committee after their inauguration, the National chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole stressed that it is very paramount for the party to retain the state after ruling it for eight years.
He said, “By way of protocol, the sixtythree names I just read out constitute members of the Osun State campaign council.
We are very grateful to governor Ganduje for graciously accepting to provide leadership and chair this very important committee.
“So, we have a body of experience to go about and the whole idea is to sustain the values and the ideals of our Party, which is based on transparent elections on the basis of one man, one vote and joining forces with the party leadership in the state, to work hard, to mobilise people of Osun State to vote wisely for the APC candidate in the next governorship election that is scheduled to take place by the special of God on 22nd September 2018.
“Your excellencies, the importance of any election doesn’t require much elaboration.
As a governing party, Nigerians resolve in our favour that the All Progressives Congress should not only preside at the centre.
“They have expressed so much trust and confidence in our party, that on our party’s platform, 24 governors were elected even though the Supreme Court judgment had said it is parties that win election not an individual Amaechi vs Celestine Omehia.
“However, some governors were happy with their people having voted for us in Sokoto, in Kwara and in Benue.
We are happy that more progressives are coming.
So, the importance of Osun is readily appreciated by all of us.
First, it is a State we had taken over from the PDP, we defeated the sitting governor at that time and happily that sitting governor joined us today.” In his reaction, the chairman of the committee and Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje commended Oshiomhole over the confidence reposed in them, reiterating that his committee would do all it could do to win the State.
According to him, “Our chairman on behalf of these powerful council I will like to thank you very much for having confidence in us.
“There is no doubt that this is a very powerful council looking at the composition of the membership, governors, senators, experience party men.
“Also the task ahead of us is very impotant.
So I think Mr Chairman what you have done is to match the quality of the council with the importance of assignment.
“There is no doubt that winning Osun Sate is very vital to the party, the government because its a state we shall retain, it has been our state in APC for the last 8 years and by the will of God we will maintain this state in order to have a 100% states of the south western part of this country in our great party

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