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APC will rule Nigeria beyond 2023 – Oshiomhole

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APC will rule Nigeria beyond 2023 – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ad­ams Oshiomhole, has boasted that the ruling party will rule Nigeria beyond 2023.

The former Edo State governor made this known while speaking at a meeting with governors of the APC on the plat­form of the Progressives Governors Fo­rum (PGF).

It will be recalled that many have pre­dicted the collapse of the APC when the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will come to an end in 2023.

Oshiomhole called for synergy among party members to move the party and the country forward.

He said: “It is quite a challenging ex­perience for me. I try to compare myself as a governor and now as chairman of a party, coming in at the eve of primaries and dealing with fallouts of the previous congresses. And then proceeding to con­duct elections.

“Then conduct primaries and cam­paigns across the 36 states and the FCT. And, working hard to ensure that we se­cure as many votes we can for our presi­dent.

“As well as support our states particu­larly where we didn’t have state gover­nors to ensure that we are able to lend a helping hand.

“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 favour.

”We also want to congratulate you for having being reelected. Sometimes it is easier to be elected the first time. But to be reelected 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. As to merit, our party will continue to govern the country post-2023.”

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