Critical Times News : APC remains strong despite defection of members, says Buhari

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APC remains strong despite defection of members, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the exit of defectors did not affect the superstructure of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contrary to assumptions.

He stated this in his address at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held on Thursday, in Abuja.

He also restated the ruling party's commitment to fulfilling its promises to Nigerians.

Noting that APC remained firm in spite of multiple defections from the party, he said: “Despite conciliatory attempts to keep the house together, some members were hell-bent on pulling down the roofs. They left, plotting to go along with scores of people, thus upsetting the apple cart. But due to the yeoman’s work by the new party leadership, the exit barely made a dent in our superstructure, as they could not muster the figures they had envisaged to cause an upset, particularly in the two chambers of the National Assembly. APC remains in control, and increases by the day, with quality people joining our fold. I say congratulations to the new NEC members.

“Hope is rekindled in our hearts that we will give our country purposeful leadership that will improve the quality of lives of the people. We will continue to secure the country, fight graft, and position the economy in a way that jobs can be provided for our youths, and give them a future and a hope.

“We will fulfill all the promises we have made to Nigerians. We are fulfilling them, and will continue to serve with heart and might, to build a nation where peace, justice, and prosperity shall reign."

He urged all party members to abide by the party’s constitution, stating that “Let us come out with free, fair, and credible primaries, which will be a precursor to free, fair, and credible general elections next year. Let us shine the light through our primaries, and the rest of the country will find the way.

“Our primaries must be in complete compliance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the Electoral Act and above all the constitution of our great party, APC.

“The times in which we are call for unity, harmony and togetherness. Let us all join hands to move the party forward. We must take our party to the next level, and I urge all and sundry to give support to our National Working Committee.”

He congratulated the party's new leadership urged them not to "fail or disappoint" the members.

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