The outgoing national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande has given an assurance of victory of the party come 2015.
In his farewell address, Akande recalled the circumstance that gave birth to the party and was optimistic that the party would replace the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s presidential poll.
He lamented the failure of the federal government to arrest the menace of insecurity and recalled with nostalgia how Nigeria that used to send her military to keep peace on the global scene, and lamented that the country was now playing host to others who were coming to help its military end insurgency and free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls from their captors.
While recalling how the ruling party had labeled the APC and its chieftains as sponsors of the insurgency, he said the acceptance of the party as manifested during the recently conducted registration exercise was evident of its p[opularity.
Akande who acknowledged the support he received from other members of the interim NEC also called on the party supporters to do the same for the new leadership.
In his own remark, Governor Rocha Okorochas noted that APC means change and that change must come. He paid tribute to the founding fathers of the party.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi on his part, asked for the vigilance of the party supporters to prevent manipulation of next year’s general election, reminding them that the ruling party would not let go of power easily.
In their separate remarks, Ogbonnaya Onu and Ali Modu Sheriff also reminded the party faithful to remain one and work for the success of the party, beginning with Ekiti and Osun States.