President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called in Abuja for a greater sense of commitment to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, which will translate into electoral victories in the polls, warning that “unless we work together, we will suffer for nothing.”
The president gave the advice to APC party leaders and members when he received the re-elected governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, at the Presidential Village.
Akeredolu was accompanied by the Chairman of the APC Interim Management Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State; The Chairman of the Forum of Governors of Nigeria, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; The Chairman of the Forum of Progressive Governors, Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Chairman of the Ondo APC Campaign Council, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, and Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State.
President Buhari said there was a need for party members at the district, local, state and national council levels to take ownership of the party’s structure and operations, with the broader goal of serving the country and working together to fulfill their mandate. with the people. .
“Nothing succeeds like success,” said the president. “We are here to celebrate and congratulate Governor Akeredolu on his re-election, which was the result of collaboration.”
President Buhari noted that the victory at the polls in Ondo was an indication of strong collaboration among party members, urging greater harmony as the party prepares for the Anambra state elections and general elections in 2023.
“This is evidence that when we come together and collaborate we can achieve a lot. I hosted the governors in the House of Representatives en route to Ondo State for final campaigns.
“Let’s maintain the relationship while we are in office and afterwards. We’d better tell everyone in the state party what can be done by working together. There is nothing like tenacity of purpose, “he added.
The president called for more assertiveness, loyalty and consistency, stressing that only tenacity of purpose can lead to success in all facets of life, including victory in elections.
“I am an example of tenacity of purpose. I contested elections three times and the fourth time I came here. You can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen under any system, you have to work, “he said.
In his remarks, the chairman of the APC Interim Management Committee said that the indigenous people of Ondo state were enlightened in opting for continuity and consolidation, knowing that it was better to encourage Governor Akeredolu to continue the good work.
Buni said the party will work together for the legislative elections in Bayelsa, Imo, Cross River and Zamfara states.
“We are mobilizing for the elections and, as always, we will need your support, Excellency.”
Governor Akeredolu thanked the president, party leaders and governors for all the support, promising to further justify the trust placed in him by the party.
“I thank almighty God for making victory possible. I also thank the president for the love he has shown me in all the ramifications since 2016. I will never forget that. “