The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has said that the party will rule Nigeria beyond 2023, calling on all members of the party needed to work together as a team.
Recall that in an interview with ARISE NEWS on Friday, John Oyegun, former national chairman of the APC had said that the ruling party would have issues in 2023 general election.
According to Mr Oyegun, the issues would arise because President Muhammadu Buhari, on whom the party had tailored its change agenda, will not be qualified to contest.
However, Mr Oshiomhole, during a meeting with APC governors in Abuja, said that as far as merit is concerned, the party would continue to govern the country post-2023.
He said:“As to merit, our party will continue to govern the country post-2023.”
the national chairman, therefore, called on the re-elected members of the party to work hard towards making the party sustain its tempo.
“We also want to congratulate you for having being re-elected. Sometimes it is easier to be elected the first time.
“But to be re-elected implies a huge vote of confidence by the people of your respective states.
“And Looking at things from here, I know a lot went into trying to seize the deliberate attempt by the opposition to discredit the good ones.
“Like, we have said during the retreat, we believed our party has made a lot of progress in the three key areas that were reflected in our manifesto.
“But, there is a lot to be done. And I am sure working together at both the executive, state and federal by the special grace of God, we will do better in this second time.
He said his position as the national chairman of the ruling party is challenging. He expressed joy at winning some states especially Kwara and Gombe.
“I am happy to say that at the end of the day even though we lost some states we also gained some states. We gained Kwara, which for us is extremely important. And, we also gained Gombe state which is also very strategic among others.”
“Of course, we have a clear majority in the national assembly. We have more senators elected on our platform. We also have more of house representatives elected on our platform.”
“As it stands there are many cases in court. And until those cases are resolved, we won’t be able to say for sure where we stand.
“It is our prayer because we believed that a lot of our cases in court have merit. We hope that there will be justice and they are resolved in our favor.”