Ahead of the upcoming Ondo State Governorship election, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu has declared that the party “must win” the poll.
In a statement he released yesterday, the former Lagos State governor urged aspirants to work towards a common goal, stressing that they all know what is at stake.
Tinubu said all those participating in the party’s Saturday’s primary election stood the chance of winning, but that a “champion” would emerge in the end and they are expected to rally round the winner.
The statement reads in part, “The APC must win the coming election and restore democracy and the virtues of public service to the seat of governance in the state. This is what the people desire and deserve. They have waited patiently. Now is the time to answer their call. This is our duty as a party and as people who care about their fellow man.
“The APC must go into the governorship as united in focus and purpose. All else is secondary to this objective. The journey to reestablishing governance for the people and for posterity begins with the primary this Saturday.
“Our mission is too important and too humane to allow ourselves to be divided or sidetracked. We must remember what is truly at stake.
“The process leading up to the primary has been robust and energetic. We have the good fortune of having numerous renown and able party members seek the nomination. This has led to keen competition. During such tight competition, tensions always mount and often-harsh things are spoken.
“But this back and forth, this committed dialogue, is an integral part of the democratic process. And it is this process that we have enshrined and shall cherish in this party.”