Party Members Must Work Together To Secure Victory For Fayemi
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged members of the South-west caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure victory for the party in Ekiti election. He gave the charge during a dinner meeting with them on Wednesday in Abuja.
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Buhari reiterated the possibility of the victory of the party if party members work together in the state to ensure that the will of the people was not subverted by ensuring electoral victory for the APC gubernatorial candidate, Kayode Fayemi, in the July 14 governorship election in the state.
He said, “I know Ekiti fairly well and Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness, candour and integrity.”
“All of these values seem to have been lost and we must restore these values and return Ekiti to its pride of place in the comity of states.”
“As we approach the 2019 elections, the return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important as the election of July 14 is going to be a key pointer to subsequent elections,’’ the president stated.
Buhari reiterated his determination to never interfere in the internal affairs of the party at any level while also commending the Minister of Solid Mineral Resources and the party flagbearer, Kayode Fayemi, for reaching out to his co-contestants who lost in the Saturday primary.
He called on all APC members and supporters in Ekiti and beyond to see the July 14 governorship poll as a collaborative mission to rescue the state and promote development.
In his remarks, one of the party chieftain, Bisi Akande, who spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting, assured that the caucus put its best forward to secure victory for the APC candidate in the election.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that some of those present at the dinner were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu; and National Chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun.