By Emmanuel Mogbede
National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu on Thursday said the party must do all within the law to win the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State.
He said APC is almost certain of winning the July 16 Osun governorship election.
Adamu spoke in Abuja when he inaugurated the 86-member APC National Campaign Council for the election.
He said although the election might be a little bit tougher than the Ekiti governorship election, the party was certain of victory at the end.
“No stone must be left unturned, we must do all within the law to win, my tolerance level and that of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) for failure is zero. Nobody should come back crying, we must win Osun,” Adamu said.
He said that the Ekiti and the Osun governorship election would prepare ground for the party’s victory in the 2023 general elections.
“We have Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as our 2023 presidential candidate, these elections are first step to 2023, we must start preparing for 2023 now, we must show our capacity,” he said.
Adamu said Nigerians have chosen the APC as their preferred party, hence the need for the leadership of the party to measure up.
“There is no option to wining the national election and these state election is like I said, forebears to the national election.
“We must show those who love us by showing those who are our adversaries in the strongest possible way that we are in control.
“No apology to anybody, we are the party in government, the reality is that Nigerians had chosen the APC and we will do everything we can to retain this position of envy,” he said.
He urged the campaign council to show commitment in its assignment.
“We are winning the battle of the states, but the real war to be won is the presidential election in 2023. And I do hope that we will not spare efforts to ensure that we come back victorious,” he said.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the Co-chair of the council, appreciated the APC NWC for the appointment.
He also congratulated the Ekiti State governor-elect Abiodun Oyebanji for his victory at the election.
Ganduje assured of the readiness of the council to would work around-the-clock to ensure victory at Osun election.
He said that reconciling all aggrieved party members in the state was important, calling for unity among all stakeholders for victory in the Osun election.
Ganduje expressed optimism that the election would be hitch-free.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have money bags, but we have strategy bags to win the election, ” he said.
He said that the council would swing into action immediately with a meeting in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the council is headed by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.
Members included Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger, Gov. Abubakar Atiku of Kebbi, Gov. Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti as co-vice chairmen, among others.