Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege has hailed All Progressive Congress’s decision to endorse Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to run for the presidency in 2019.
The President was unanimously selected as the APC candidate to run for a second time, despite reports that some sections of the party were thinking otherwise.
Speaking about the party’s convention, Omo-Agege said: ‘’This is the first time this is happening. We decided to go by the option provided in the Electoral Act and our constitution to permit members to directly nominate Mr President at the wards.
We did this to be able to show to Nigerians unlike in the past where a couple of delegates were doing the nominations. ”
Here we have over 14 million card carrying members who did the nomination and that will also send a message to the other side about the challenges they face as they come into the contest with Mr President in 2019.”
Former minister of labour and productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, also described the convention as a huge success. He said: “We have spoken in one voice in a manner of confirmation of the votes that we have given to President Muhammadu Buhari to contest and it was a stamp of validity to contend and to win the presidential election come 2019. ‘’The president has done so much that he deserves to consolidate on the success of the first four term. The results are all over. ‘’And one good thing I have noticed is that his support base is expanding from the east to the west to south to the north.”