The details of President Muhammadu Buhariâ€˜s meeting with Governors of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the partyâ€™s convention have emerged.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, revealed the outcome of the meeting in a statement titled, â€˜We must show positive qualities of APC at our convention, President Buhari charges governorsâ€™.
President Buhari during the meeting called on APC Governors to make decisions that would enable the party to remain in power.
The statement reads,
â€œThe processes for the 2023 General Elections have commenced in earnest and I note that the most successful political parties globally have always relied on their internal cohesion and a strong leadership brand to achieve bigger electoral fortunes.
â€œOur party, the APC, shall not be any different, more so as we are still implementing the blueprint for a more prosperous nation.
â€œAs I begin the final year of my second term as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and leader of the party, I recognise the compelling need for me to provide stronger leadership to the party under this transition process and to ensure that it happens in an orderly manner.
â€œSuch leadership is required so that the party remains strong and united. It is also needed to improve our electoral fortunes by ensuring that it retains power at the centre, holds the great majority in various legislative chambers and also gains an additional number of states.
â€œIn a few days, the party will be holding its Convention during which primaries would take place to pick the Presidential Flag Bearer for the 2023 General Elections. This is a very significant process and its outcome should prove to the world, the positive quality of the APC regarding democratic principles, culture as well as leadership.â€