President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, in Abuja, urged the governing party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to work diligently to ensure the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAB) of Ondo State in the scheduled October 10 election.
According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President, who presented the party’s flag to the candidate at the Presidential Villa, said the reconciliation process in the state branch of the party had provided a solid ground for an easier, clearer victory for the candidate than he achieved in his first term.
While assuring Akeredolu of the party’s full support, the President said a peaceful and fair election that “reflects the will of the people should be upper most,” urging adherence to the regulations of the Independent National Electoral Commission and protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
President Buhari noted that the party’s mechanism for resolving differences was most effective, and would be sustained to strengthen relationships, and project the objectives of the party as people-focused and development oriented.
The APC candidate was presented to the President by the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State.