President Muhammadu Buhari has urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manage the affairs of the party with stronger sense of commitment, in order for it to gain more electoral victories at the polls.
The President spoke on Tuesday in Abuja when he received the re-elected governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, at the Presidential Villa.
He said: “Unless we work together, we will suffer for nothing.’’
Akeredolu was accompanied by the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State; Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; Chairman of the Ondo APC Campaign Council Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State.
President Buhari said there was need for party members at the ward, local government, state and national levels to take ownership of the party structure and operations, with a larger goal of serving the country and working together to deliver on its mandate to the people.
Governor Buni said Ondo State indigenes showed that they were enlightened by opting for continuity and consolidation, knowing that it was better to encourage Governor Akeredolu to continue with the good work.
He said the party would work together for legislative elections in Bayelsa, Imo, Cross River and Zamfara states.