2023: You Can Aspire For Presidency – APC Governors Tell Ayade

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The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), yesterday, said Governor Ben Ayade is free to aspire for the Presidency or any elective position in the 2023 general elections on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Chairman of the PGF and Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, gave the assurance that Ayade would not regret his decision to dump the PDP in a statement yesterday.

The forum noted that Ayade’s decision to join the APC was a testament that the party was a platform to unite all Nigerians.

The forum stressed that the coming of Ayade into the APC further reinforces the process of membership and leadership recruitment at all levels.

He said: “Given all his achievements in Cross River State, Ayade is only coming home where he belongs.

APC is indeed the party that will provide him and his people, and indeed all Nigerians, the viable platform for political aspirations and negotiations.

“Together with Ayade and all our leaders in the APC, our party’s capacity to serve the collective interests of all Nigerians through effective representation will be strengthened and reinforced.

Our party, APC, is open, transparent and will continue to guarantee fair contestation in politics, in line with the overarching commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari and all our founding leaders.

Our National Caretaker Extraordinary/Convention Planning Committee has worked hard to restore the political credentials of the APC as a strong institution for Nigeria’s democratic development.

We will continue to support the National Caretaker Extraordinary/Convention Planning Committee in all its current initiatives to rebuild our great party. With the coming of Ayade, the capacity of our party to mobilise all patriots and other like-minded progressive Nigerians to join the APC is stronger.

APC belongs to all Nigerians. Everyone, from every part of the country, is free to aspire for any position in the party in line with provisions of our party’s constitution and the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The guiding philosophy as enshrined in the provisions of our manifesto is the economic, social and political development of Nigeria.

“The progressive reinforcement of our party continues. We look forward to receiving more patriots and progressive-minded Nigerians into the APC.”

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