Chieftains of ruling All Progressives Congress in Nasarawa State have embarked on series of moves to ensure that the party emerges victorious at the end of the 18 March governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
The move was in response to the poor outing of the party at the February 25 presidential and national assembly election.
The party had lost the presidential election to the Labour Party and most of the seats in the National Assembly to other opposition parties.
In the election of next Saturday, the party’s candidate, Governor Abdullahi Sule will be seeking re-election for a second term of office.
The Governor is facing a tough battle from David Ombaugudu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the election.
To avoid the kick out of the governor, Tanko Al-Makura, Senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District on the platform said members of the party must unite and work for the success of the APC in the governorship election.
Al-Makura who spoke at party stakeholders’ meeting ahead of the Saturday Governorship election in Lafia on Tuesday said after losing senatorial seats to other political parties in the last election, the party could not afford to lose governorship seat.
He therefore said there is need to come together to work for the success of APC.
Al-Makura appealed to APC supporters and the people of the state to set aside religion and tribal sentiments and vote for Gov. Abdullahi Sule in the Saturday’s election.
In his remarks, Governor Sule commended Al-Makura for his maturity and the leadership role he had shown by calling for the meeting.
According to him, Al-Makura has demonstrated how committed he is to the building, leadership and sustainability of the party.
Sule called for unity among party members to form a formidable force at ensuring success in the Saturday’s Governorhip and State House Assembly election.
“I want to also use this opportunity to thank APC Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu who also called for similar meeting in Keffi and addressed people like this.
“It is indeed time for us to come out and work very hard if we must win this election.
“I have no doubt in mind that this meeting is going to result in an improvement in the number of votes we are going to have.
“We have seen a lot of things happened in the last election and I’m sure from the campaign council to the party and everyone are making correction.
“Correction will not happen until we unite and become a formidable force as others are united, ‘’ he said.