John Odigie-Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole; two former national chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have called for unity in the branch of the party in Edo State.
Both chieftains of the APC gave the charge on Saturday in Benin, the Edo State capital, during a stakeholders meeting of the party.
Oyegun urged members of the party to put the past behind and look at the future.
“I am APC, I belong to APC body and soul. Let us close ranks, the future of our party is bright.
“Every member of the party including party leaders have a contribution to make for the improvement and success of the party. No individual can be greater than the party,” he said.
He, however, appealed to party leaders to recognise the role of party members in the growth of the party in the state.
On his part, Oshiomhole asked party members in the state to close ranks and work with the leadership of the party at the state and other levels in the overall interest of the APC.
They both commended the State Caretaker Committee of the party led by Col David Imuse (rtd) for the success recorded during the just concluded membership registration exercise of the party in the state.
In his address, Imuse said the turnout of those eager to join the party during the registration exercise was quite impressive, as they were not discouraged that the APC is in opposition in the state.
“Right now, the APC has a very credible and reliable database of its members, in every unit across the entire country. Our party is now a stronger and more united party as a result of the membership registration exercise,” he said.
He added that the development is an indication that in subsequent, free and fair elections, the party would achieve undisputable victory.
Others in attendance were: Malik Afegbua; former governor of Edo State, Professor Oserheimhen Osunbor and his erstwhile deputy, Lucky Imasuen; a former deputy governor, Pius Odubu; some members of the National Assembly, including senator Francis Alimikhena, Dennis Idahosa, Patrick Aisowieren among other stakeholders.
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