President Buhari meets with APC officials, tasks them to set policy in place to survive in 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday challenged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the APC state governors on the need to institutionalise the party to guarantee its survival beyond the end of his tenure in 2023.
The president gave the challenge when he received APC governors who were in the State House, Abuja, to congratulate him on the Wednesday Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s judgment which upheld his election.
“What I will say to the chairman of the party and governors in return for your congratulating me is to make sure you really institutionalise the party so that when we leave, the party will continue to lead,’’ he said.
In his remarks, APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole said the judgment was “eloquently and analytically” delivered to clear all doubts on the veracity of the president’s school credentials, saying “we never had any doubt. We were convinced of our victory.’’
He, therefore, assured the president of the party’s loyalty and support.
“It is of particular interest that the only asset that the president has invested and continues to invest is his integrity.
“We saw some people trying to throw mud at that integrity. On personal integrity, the opposition party does not have in their rank any man or woman who has your integrity,’’ he added.