Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, has urged aspirants and candidates of All Progressives Congress ( APC) to close ranks with other members of the party to ensure the victory of the party in the 2023 general elections.
Sule made the call in a meeting with the aspirants of the party in Government House Lafia today.
He said the meeting was to provide a platform for a frank talk among aspirants in the primary elections held by the All Progressives Congress (APC) .
” To enable all of us talk sincerely on ways forward in order to ensure the victory of our great party, APC come 2023,” he said.
The Governor said that the meeting was not held earlier due to the activities of the reconciliation committee.
Sule while reaffirming the strength of the party, stressed the need for the members to remain resolute in their commitments towards the progress and success of the party.
He urged them to have faith and see reason in working for the progress of the party in the forthcoming elections.
” I urge you to close ranks with other members of the party to ensure the victory of the party in the 2023 general elections.
” We need to continue to remain united for the success of our party, come 2023,” he said.
The Governor also re-assured of his commitment and support to the party to succeed beyond 2023 in the state.
Also speaking, Sen. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (APC- Nasarawa South) said the meeting provided a platform for truth and reconciliation in order to move the party forward in the state.
Al-Makura, who is a former Governor of the state emphasized on the need for sacrifices and team work for the progress of the party.
He explained that the members of the party must not relent in associating and wooing the interest of aggrieved members to further the chances of the party.
On his part, Speaker of the State Assembly and the APC flag bearer for Umaisha/ Ugya constituency, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi said the meeting though timely was a wake-up call for members to further unite for the progress of the party which he noted is for the benefit of the people of Nasarawa State.
The speaker also urged members of the party to embrace team work for the victory of the party come 2023.
Earlier, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) , Dr John Mamman explained that the meeting was meant to mend fences and to further strengthen the capacity of the party ahead of the forthcoming general election.
Ninety-four out of the One hundred and sixty-one persons who vied for various positions in the APC during primaries, attended the meeting.