The Coalition of 2019 APC ex-presidential aspirants and Forum of Core APC members has called on the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to put his house in order and carry all stakeholders along to ensure victory for the party in the forthcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Edo state.
The governorship elections for Bayelsa and Kogi have been slated for November, 2019 while that of Edo State is scheduled to hold sometime in September, 2020.
Concerned about the interest of the party in the three crucial governorship elections, the group, the Coalition of 2019 APC ex-presidential aspirants has called on the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to shun all forms of divisiveness and carry everybody along with a view to clinching victory for the party.
The group in a press release signed by its national coordinator, Alh. Mumakai-Unagha, noted that the party is supreme and it cannot afford to lose in the elections, adding that stakeholders should shun all past divisive tendencies and work together for the victory of the party.
The group said: “The party cannot afford to lose these states, therefore, we must put aside all differences to be able to win.
“The interest of the party is supreme and it supersedes every other interest. We cannot allow the house we labored to build to be destroyed.
“Similarly we cannot also pull down the government of the day we stood for.”
The group further said that although it lamented that it was among those who were shortchanged in the 2019 when they were denied access to obtain the party’s nomination forms due to its prohibitive cost, they have put those grievances behind them and have been working assidiously, for the progress of the party.
“Those of us whom the National Chairman fenced out from the 2019 presidential election with his prohibitive nomination form fees have kept behind us our grievances and have vowed to work for the interest of the party”, the group averred, adding that as it is now there can only be “one national chairman, who is Adams Oshiomhole.”
“The Coalition of 2019 ex-presidential aspirants and forum of core APC members cannot act contrary as our loyalty remain with the party and President Muhammadu Bahuri”, it concluded.