…floats campaign organisation
Activities leading to the emergence of a new National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have taken a new twist with the indication of interest by a former Benue State governor, Senator George Akume.
Already, the senator has launched ‘Akume For APC National Chairman Campaign Organisation (AFANCCO)’, as a mark of seriousness.
The organisation, comprising his political associates and loyalists, has expressed the desire to consolidate on the gains of the ruling party and use such as a platform to drive unprecedented socio-economic and political development in Nigeria.
It held its inaugural meeting at its Abuja secretariat on Monday with members cutting across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Speaking at the debut, the Convener, Chief Pascal Ojim, said that sustaining good leadership in the ruling party was very essential for the sustenance of economic stability and continuity of the many laudable initiatives, programmes and projects of the current administration, while positioning the country for several more breakthrough projects.
These, he stressed, will be enhanced with the right choice of leadership to receive the baton from the current leaders in the party’s administration.
The Chairman of AFANCCO, Mr. Ogochukwu Ezeaku, also on the occasion, urged all well-meaning Nigerians and friends of the country to join hands and contribute to the development of the nation by supporting ‘good, tested and trusted leaders to occupy strategic positions through which they will continue to foster progress and growth across all facets of Africa’s largest economy”.
He noted that it was a matter of national interest for the ruling party in any country to get it right in the choice of who leads the party as Chairman, and expressed unreserved confidence in stakeholders in the APC, to shop for the best hand
Members of AFANCCO were unanimous in their strong resolve to work closely with all stakeholders and party members to ensure that Akume emerges as APC National Chairman, “because it will catalyse the actualisation of extensive development through the sustenance of party-led stability being a propellant to the far-reaching projects and good deeds of President Muhammadu Buhari”.