A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and national coordinator, Forum of Ex-Legislators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across Nigeria, Hon. Babangida Nguroje, has charged members of the forum, particularly State Cordinators to expand their respective membership bases to accommodate all former members of State Houses of Assembly, who are members of the APC.
The mational cordinator said the move was to ensure the victory of the party at all levels, but most importantly the presidential election in 2023.
Hon. Nguroje gave the charge at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the forum held in Abuja over the weekend, stressing that the APC stands a high chance of retaining power at the center giving the dextarity of its presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his performance as Lagos State governor and the innovations he pioneered that have placed the state on a cruise altitude so far.
Hon. Nguroje while addressing members of the NEC of the Forum stressed that all politics must be viewed from the context of its local nature, hence the need to further expand the membership base of the Forum to the third tier of government as time goes on.
He charged members to see themselves as ambassadors of the party and conduct themselves in a manner worthy of promoting the party and marketing its aims and objectives across the length and breath of Nigeria.
He maintained that, so far, it was crystal clear that the presidential candidate of the APC and the entire team understand the issues and would certainly deploy the right messaging and strategies required to win the next elections and retain power at the center.
He urged members to remain focused on delivering all the candidates of the party at the 2023 polls, adding that his leadership will strive to elevate the forum and position it for greater roles in tandem with the manifesto and agenda of the party.
He charged them to remain steadfast, fair and ensure justice and equity in their dealings with one another as a mark of exemplary leadeship.
He further assured that the APC will win the next elections even as he solicited that all hands must be on deck to achieve the victory.