The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu has expressed optimism that the party would win the forthcoming general elections in Benue.
Adamu expressed optimism during the inauguration of the Alia/Ode 2023 gubernatorial campaign rally at NKST Primary School, Yandev, Gboko Local Government area of the state.
The APC national chairman was represented by Alhaji Mu’azu Bawa-Rijau, the party’s National Vice Chairman, North Central.
He said that the APC had a very strong base in Benue and would reclaim its “lost mandate, remodel and develop the state to meet the desires of the citizens.
“From the turnout, capped with the landmark achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the party’s mandate that was stolen in 2015 must return to APC in 2023,” he said.
Adamu advised all party members to turn out on election days to vote for the APC.
He added that they should reach out to all nooks and crannies of the state to canvass for votes to ensure an overwhelming victory for APC in the forthcoming elections.
In his address, the Deputy Governor of Kogi, Mr Edward Onoja who spoke on behalf of the APC North Central Governors, called on party members to engage in robust campaigns across the state.
Onoja appealed to Benue citizens to shun voter apathy, vote buying and selling, as well as violence during the elections.
The leader of the party in Benue, Sen. George Akume called on the people to vote for the APC in order to change the current negative indices in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that hundreds of defectors from other political parties were received during the rally, while flags were presented to all APC candidates.