By Umar Muhammad Puma
Gubernatorial candidates on the platform of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have passed vote of confidence on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party led by the National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, at the end a consultative meeting with the Party’s 2019 election governorship candidates, state chairmen and state secretaries at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, the forum frowned at attempts by some Party leaders to polarize the party in some states, following post-primary disputes.
The forum resolved that the party leaders must campaign for all candidates of the party presidential, governorship and legislative positions and warned that any candidate engaging in selective support, by picking and choosing candidates to campaign for, will be declared anti-party.
The party called on governorship candidates to run an issue-based campaign based on the unprecedented achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration which is evident in all the states of the federation.
The APC further urged the Party’s governorship candidates to run an inclusive campaign by bringing onboard former aspirants, and to engage other stakeholders who were also encouraged to domesticate ongoing peace and reconciliation efforts undertaken by the NWC.
The candidates urged NWC to continue its effort to protect the best interest of the Party and pursue efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation in the Party.
A one minute silence was observed in honour of the late Chairman of the Cross River State chapter of the Party, Dr. Mathew Achigbe who died recently in a ghastly auto crash.
While the Enugu state chairman, Ben Nwoye distanced the state chapter from the condemnable actions and utterances of a Senatorial aspirant in the state, Mr. Osita Okechukwu.