From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has urged candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to close ranks with other members of the party, especially those who lost out at the primary elections, in order to ensure the victory of the party, come 2023.
Sule, who gave the charge on Monday, at a meeting held in Government House Lafia, said the meeting was aimed at providing both candidates and those who lost out during the primary elections a platform for a frank talk to chart a way forward, in order to ensure the victory of the party at the polls.
He expressed optimism that the party will emerge victorious, come 2023, stressing the need for members to remain resolute in their commitment towards the progress and success of the party.
“I urge you to close ranks with other members of the party to ensure the victory of the party in the 2023 general elections.
“We need to continue to remain united for the success of our party, come 2023,” he said.
He, therefore, reassured of his commitment and support to the party to succeed beyond 2023 in the state.
Also speaking, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (APC-Nasarawa South) said the meeting provided a platform for truth and reconciliation, in order to move the party forward in the state.
Al-Makura, who is the immediate past governor of the state, emphasised on the need for sacrifices and team work for the progress of the party.
He, therefore, urged members of the party not to relent in associating and wooing the interest of aggrieved members to further the chances of the party.
On his part, Speaker of the state House of Assembly and the APC flagbearer for Umaisha/Ugya constituency, Ibrahim Balarabe- Abdullahi said the meeting was a wake-up call for members to further unite for the progress of the party and state at large.
The speaker also urged members of the party to embrace team work for the victory of the party come 2023.
Earlier, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr John Mamman explained that the meeting was meant to mend fences and to further strengthen the capacity of the party ahead of the forthcoming general election.
The Voice reports that the meeting was attended by candidates, as well as aspirants who vied for various seats ranging from governorship, Senate, House of Representatives and state House of Assembly.