Stakeholders from across the Nasarawa West senatorial district, have reaffirmed their resolve to deliver Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, as well as all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the 18th March, 2023 governorship/state assembly election.
The Nasarawa West stakeholders made this known at a meeting convened by the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, which held in Keffi, on Thursday.
According to the Convener of the meeting and first civilian governor of the state, the parley was meant to strategies and reaffirm the earlier resolve of the zone to deliver Engineer Sule during the gubernatorial election.
Senator Adamu cautioned against the introduction of religion into the politics of the state, enjoining Christians and Muslims, to join hands together towards ensuring that more development and progress is brought to Nasarawa State.
Commending on the fallout of the recently head presidential/national assembly election, the APC national chairman, welcomed former members of the party who left, contested election and won under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
He specifically welcome Senator-elect Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Wadada and others back into the APC, especially that they are joining the ruling party to support the reelection of Engineer Sule.
According to Senator Adamu, the Nasarawa West has no other governorship candidate other than Engineer Sule, as this will ensure that the zone produces the next governor come 2027.
“We have made arrangements for power shift among the three senatorial districts. The Nasarawa West zone cannot afford for the APC not to support EngineerSule to win his election. We have no candidate except Engineer Sule.
“We must ensure he is reelected because that will pave the way for our zone to produce the next Governor in 2027. We must not allow our zone to be shortchanged,” the former governor stated.
In his address during the meeting, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, congratulated the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, for delivering Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the President of the country.
While appreciating the quality of leadership and patience demonstrated by the national chairman during and after the presidential election, the Governor particularly commended Senator Adamu for convening the stakeholders meeting.
Engineer Sule said the meeting was an opportunity for stakeholders of the party from Nasarawa West to take stock of events, especially in the wake of the presidential and national assembly election, with a view to forging a common front ahead of the coming governorship/state assembly election.
“The quality of leadership, the patience that he has demonstrated as a person and as the National Chairman of our party, are unrivaled. I am amazed at his amount of patience that he has demonstrated, the quality of leadership that he has provided to put this kind of meeting together because I least expected it.
“We have gone through an election, everyone can give that election a meaning they want but in reality, it’s an election that for the first time we are using technology and came with lots of expectations,” he stated.
He pointed out, not minding the fallout of the last election, where the APC suffered setbacks across many states, the party is fully ready to assert itself in the coming election.
The Governor however cautioned against spreading misleading information which has the potential to cause rifts among members and supporters of the party.
He expressed willingness to welcome members of the SDP who have shown interest to join hands with the APC in order to ensure the victory of the party at the governorship and house of assembly election.
Engineer Sule therefore, used the opportunity of the meeting to call on the stakeholders to ensure they deliver him and all house of assembly candidates of the party.
Also speaking at the event, Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, who is seeking to return to the assembly, assured that people of the zone, will deliver Engineer Sule and all house of assembly candidates of the APC.