FORMER Interim National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has urged the leadership of the United State (USA) chapter of the party to contribute its own quota to the success of APC and the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, come 2019.
Chief Akande made this call while delivering his goodwill message at the 2nd National Convention of the chapter held in Washington DC where Prof Adesegun Labinjo emerged as chairman to take over from Mr Tony Isama.
Labinjo is the former APC-USA Deputy National Chairman South.
The new national officers were sworn in by Hon. Judge Dele Alade, who is APC-USA Leader and chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT).
Akande commended the party leadership for demonstrating a high level of discipline, organisational skill and orderliness which, which he said were worthy of emulation.
Also elected, in a statement signed by the chapter’s spokesperson, Dr Francis Onukwuli, were Chief Emeka Molokwu (Deputy National Chairman South) and Dr Charles Mambula (Deputy National Chairman North) while Mrs Ronke Ekwensi as the national secretary.
Other include: national publicity secretary, Dr. Onukwuli; national organizing secretary, Mr. Foly Coker; national treasurer, Mr. Ayo Olashege (CPA); national financial secretary, Ms. Constance Iloh; national women leader, Alhaja Adenike Oyejide; national welfare officer, Mr Abisoye Oladejo; national legal adviser, Ken Nwele Esq;, national youth leader, Mr Olalekan Ogunmeno and deputy national secretary, Mr Ademola Tijani.
The rest are deputy national publicity secretary, Prince Adebanjo Adejuwon; deputy national organising secretary, Mrs Modupe Ayangbesan; deputy national women leader, Ms Elizabeth Olagunju; deputy national welfare officer, Mr Bishop Adejube; deputy national legal adviser, Banji Dada, Esq and deputy national youth leader, Mr Oyakhilome Bello.
Political Adviser to President Buhari, Senator Babafemi Ojudu; immediate past chapter, Lagos State chapter of APC, Otunba Henry Ajomale; the party national vice chairman Southwest, Barrister Bankole Oluwajana; Chief Kareem Daramola, Mr Bola Ajimotokan, Mr Folu Ojutalayo and Mr Ade Omole, all took a turn to address the convention.
Goodwill messages were read at the convention, including messages from APC Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu; Chairman APC-UK Chapter, Dr Philip Idaewor and Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs & Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The statement said APC-USA members, at the convention, called on Nigerians to continue to support the Buhari/Osinbajo government and the party as they continue to position Nigeria for development and greatness in the 21st century.
According to them, the Buhari administration had stabilized the Nigeria economy and that the single payer account system of the Federal Government had saved Nigeria a lot of money by blocking the loopholes through which the corrupt elements syphoned money.
They equally said that the rapid infrastructural developments and the gigantic progress in the agricultural sector, and the war against corruption and terrorism of the Buhari administration must continue.
Speaking further, the statement called on Nigerians to reject the current gang up against President Buhari and the APC by those it called corrupt and discredited politicians and some corrupt high profile individuals in the country.
“These are the people that plundered our commonwealth and looted our treasury making Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world despite the abundant natural and human resources in the country,” it said.
It called on Nigerians to take their destinies in their hands and reject the PDP and its candidates at all levels, saying: “We cannot afford to go back to the sixteen years of destruction and unabated looting by the PDP during Obasanjo and Jonathan administrations. When you fight corruption, corruption fights back.”
The statement, therefore, reiterated the APC-USA’s commitment to continue to support Buhari and APC candidates at all levels and to make the expertise and the technical knowledge of its members available to the party-led governments at all levels to help in executing their programmes for the country.
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