- President Muhammadu Buhari is keen on seeing the growth of the ruling APC
- The president has mandated party members to work hard to ensure the momentum of its recent victory in Ondo state
- President Buhari says all members across the nation must work together for the good and the progress of the APC
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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manage the affairs of the party with a stronger sense of commitment, in order for it to gain more electoral victories at the polls.
The president made the comment on Tuesday, October 13 in Abuja when he received the re-elected governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, at the Presidential Villa.
President Buhari said there was the need for party members at the ward, local government, state and national levels to take ownership of the party structure and operations, with a larger goal of serving the country and working together to deliver on its mandate to the people.
Meanwhile, Governor Akeredolu has taunted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for losing the gubernatorial election, declaring that:
“Ondo is not Edo.”
Akeredolu made the comment when he spoke to journalists attached to the Aso Rock villa after the meeting with Buhari on Tuesday, October 13.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has lamented over the increasing cases of vote-buying in recent off-cycle elections.
The group was reacting to the several cases of vote-buying reported by its observers in the just concluded Ondo governorship election.
At a presentation of its final observation report on the election on Monday, October 12 in Abuja, CDD listed vote-buying as one of the factors undermining the sanctity of elections.
Recall that the CDD had earlier called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure that results from hard to reach areas in Ondo state are collated speedily during the governorship poll.
Speaking in Akure at the launch of the centre's Election Analysis Centre of the election, Hassan said it is important for INEC to reciprocate the confidence which the electorates in the state have on it.
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