- A party leader believes the APC will govern Nigeria beyond 2023
- According to Okotete, many non-APC states will be won by the party
- Okotete said the party is being repositioned
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As spm states prepare for governorship election, the national woman leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Stella Okotete says the party will govern Nigeria beyond 2023.
Okotete, who is member of the APC caretaker committee, said this on Friday when she led a delegation to donate food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Karamajji in Abuja.
“Our repositioning efforts of APC are clear for everyone to see. We are having new members and old members come back, we have repositioned the party for high grounds and continued governance of the country beyond 2023.
“I can tell you that non APC states will be APC states by 2023. I can assure you that we are taking Edo state back from the PDP.
“We are going to maintain APC in Ondo State, we are taking Anambra and fefinitely, we are going to maintain the status quo. Definitely it is going to be APC,” the woman leader said.
According to her, the APC caretaker committee, led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, has transformed the APC in the last one month.
Okotete said that she led a delegation to visit IDPs camp to support the physically challenged and the widows with food items which included bags of rice, bags of beans, cartons of Indomie, kegs of groundnuts oil and bags of gari (cassava flakes), among others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, has accused the leadership of APC in the state of planning violence and importing arms to intimidate and harass his supporters ahead of the September 19 governorship election.
The governor made the comment while receiving Muslim leaders at Government House, in Benin city on Friday, July 31, who came to pay Sallah homage to him.
He also expressed his readiness to stand with the people, defend their interests and develop the state.
His words: “I am not afraid of any man but God. I know the gang up is to provoke me and my supporters, but we will not fall for their tricks as God will help us.
“As I speak to you now, you can't imagine that police from Abuja are already in the state and have been paid to arrest our supporters.
“They have been paid by a billionaire to arrest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in the state. This billionaire sponsored the attacks on me and other PDP governors at the palace. This is to tell you the level of corruption and impunity we face.”
He added: “They are planning violence, bringing arms, intimidating our supporters as part of their strategy. They know that if we have a free and fair election, they stand no chance. Their strategy is to continue with their propaganda and lies.
“They know they don't have a record of performance; their plan is just to intimidate our supporters and ensure they stay off the polling booth.
“They attacked my supporters and wanted me to react to the attacks. I will not attack them back because as the Chief Security Officer of the state, my responsibility is to maintain peace. We would continue to do that at all costs.”
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