Buhari’s intervention averted APC congress hijack in Ekiti – Ojudu

THE Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has expressed gratitude to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress for frustrating a plot to hijack Saturday’s ward congress in Ekiti State.

Ojudu, equally praised party members in the State for their vigilance which culminated in the protest over plot to circumvent the congress.

The Presidential Adviser said this in a statement titled, ‘One up for vigilance’, in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, calling for unity among party members.

He said, “The people protested and reiterated the party’s position on the matter. Both President Buhari and the leadership of our party led by Governor Buni wanted a fair and just congress and they have worked assiduously to deliver a rancour-free convention.

“We want to inform you that the officials initially sent from Abuja are back in Ekiti to make forms available to all members of the party willing to contest come Saturday, not minding which caucus of the party they belong to.

“This is democracy at play. Elections, whether inter or intra-party, is a celebration of democracy. It should not be seen as war. We are compatriots of the party of ‘Change’. Fairness, equity and justice should be our watchword,” he noted.

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