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Ahead Of Special Convention, Buhari Hosts APC Stakeholders

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President Muhammadu Buhari is hosting stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the State House, hours before the commencement of the party’s special convention.

The event is being attended by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; the leadership of the National Assembly including the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila as well as other prominent members of the party.

It is said to be a follow-up to the meeting he had with the national leadership and presidential aspirants of the party on Saturday night.

The President is expected to use the occasion to underscore his desire to achieve a consensus candidate for the party’s presidential ticket before the convention.

Recall that at the meeting with the presidential aspirants, President Buhari tasked the presidential hopefuls of the APC to “come up with a formidable” consensus candidate before the party holds its primary election.

In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari was quoted as saying:

“Looking at this assemblage of personalities and considering your rich pedigree of accomplishments in life, I have concluded that our party, the APC, is rich in human resources and also that our nation is blessed with capable people that can successfully steer the ship of state into the future.

“Our party, the APC, has won two successive presidential elections in 2015, first when we were in the opposition and in 2019 when I sought re-election. Both processes were achieved through unity of purpose, strategic alignment, consultation, fairness, determination and effective leadership. In both instances, national and party interests were overriding factors in our deliberations and decision-making.

“The 2023 General Elections are fast approaching in a global, regional and national environment that is constantly changing and challenging. This demands that our party should become more aware of the changing environment, be responsive to the yearnings of our citizens, re-evaluate our strategy and strengthen our internal mechanism so that we would sustain the electoral successes.

“I am pleased to note that the party, recognizing the significance of all these demands, has over time developed several democratically acceptable processes and policies, that promote consultation, internal cohesion and leadership to facilitate victories at the polls.”

Meanwhile, members of the central working committee of the APC are meeting at the Imo state governor’s lodge in Abuja.

The meeting is for the committee to conclude arrangements for the party’s presidential primaries.

Some governors, federal lawmakers, and other party members are attending the meeting.

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