Ahead of the 2019 elections contestants at the recent All Progressives Congress, APC, convention called 2018 APC Convention Contestants’ Forum, yesterday, called on the party to begin the process of reaching out to aggrieved members without further delay.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of the forum, Hon Isa Umar from North-West and Hon Frank Ossai, South-South on behalf of 2018 APC Convention Contestants’ Forum.
The group said it has become imperative for President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s leadership to urgently have talks with aggrieved members in order to “collectively focus on ensuring victory for the APC in the forthcoming general election. Our party remains one indivisible APC.”
According to the group they were loyal by demonstrating mature disposition before, during and after the convention, which was against the permutations of the opposition parties.
The statement reads in part: “We call on leadership of our party and President to quickly settle all aggrieved members, respond to our correspondents so we can collectively focus on ensuring victory for the APC in the forthcoming general election. Our party remains one indivisible APC.
“2018 APC Convention Contestants’ Forum is an umbrella body of contestants in the just concluded National Convention of our great party APC. As contestants we were officially screened and issued Certificates of Clearance to contest all positions within the party structure at the national and zonal levels in the 2018 National Convention held on Saturday 23 rd June 2018 at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
“We campaigned vigorously across the 36 states and FCT, used huge resources in promoting our candidature in promoting the image of the party in social and traditional media and the reason why some of our members did not win remains in the history page of the APC Convention Committee.”
They also claimed to be the group that made the convention of the party to go on smoothly and conclusive, which the party had a new leadership as they were not out with unruly attitude that would have negatively impacted on the process of the election and emergence of the party’s new executive.
“We exhibited the most commendable act of loyalty the party and leaders across the six geopolitical zones, which to a large extent ensured smooth and conclusive convention against the permutations and expectations of pundits in the opposition”, it added.
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