Published On: Mon, Sep 17th, 2018

Primary election: Don’t defect from APC, El’rufai urges members

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From Mohammed Ibrahim Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El’rufai has advised all political office seekers under All progressive Congress APC in the state not to leave the party if they lost in the primary election.
According to him, among all the aspirants vying for different political offices under APC only one person will win in the primaries.
The governor said instead of leaving the party, it will be better for them to rally behind whoever wins in the party’s forthcoming Primary election in the state.
Governor El’rufai made the appeal at the Kaduna APC Emerging Youth Summit 2018 held in the state at the weekend.
He urged the aspirants to always be patients and wait for God’s time in their lives.
“ We have many people aspiring for different positions under APC in the state and among them only one person will emerge or win in the primary.
“If you lost out from the primary try to support whoever emerges and wait for your time. Identify with the person that wins to work together.
“Don’t start thinking of leaving the party or engage in anti-party activities simply because you lose in the primary election,” he said.
According to him, he has no preferred aspirants among all those aspiring for elective positions in the state until after the primary elections.
Governor El’rufai said whoever wins the party ticket during the primary election will be supported by his administration.
He further urged the electorates to ensure that only credible individuals with integrity are elected during 2019 general elections.
Mr El’rufai explained further that his administration believe in giving youth the chance to become leaders which was why he appointed many of them as commissioner, aides and special assistants.
“ Today majority of our Local government chairman are young people because we believe in their ability to lead.
“We know they have all it takes to be leaders which is why they were given the opportunities,” he said.
He urged the youths to always work hard toward achieving their leadership dreams and not to disappoint their fellow youths.
According to him, many elites from the ruling party left simply because he (El’rufai) decided give youth a chance in his government.

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