President Muhammadu Buhari has issued another warning to All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, against rocking the boat during today’s (Saturday) Convention.
The party’s national convention will be held at Eagle Square in Abuja.
In a statement on Friday, the President cautioned the APC not to do anything “that will jeopardise the chances of the party in the 2023 General Elections”.
Buhari reminded chieftains of the limited time frame of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) timetable.
He noted that the guidelines released by the electoral umpire “does not permit us any room for delay or further squabbling”.
The Nigerian leader told the party to “consistently keep their eyes on the ball and refuse any distraction”
He said all have an obligation to conduct the convention “in a manner that not only fortifies the unity of our party but also improves the prospects of our electoral fortunes in the 2023 general elections”.
“We should all do our part to ensure the success of this convention. This will fortify us for the campaigns ahead of us”, the statement added.
The warning came two weeks after the President directed stalwarts to stop the name-calling, backstabbing and infighting over the convention.
The President’s advice came against the backdrop of refusal of some aspirants to stand down, despite that the state governors had acceded to the President’s demand for consensus candidates.