APC Convention: Buhari Salutes Candidates Who Stood Down For Others ‘For The Common Good’
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for electing its new executives after a two-day nationwide conference on the Eagle Sq., Abuja.
In his closing remarks on the conference, the President reserved particular reward for individuals who, “for the frequent good”, withdrew their candidature in favour of different aspirants.
Quantity-one beneficiary of that association is Adams Oshiomhole, who emerged Nationwide Chairman unopposed after his opponents withdrew from the race one after the opposite.
“It offers me nice pleasure to handle leaders and delegates of our nice get together, as we wind down on the conference of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which started right here yesterday,” Buhari stated.
“Let me salute the endurance, forbearance, and spirit of lodging that has been on show, as we held elections to fill positions in our Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) and Nationwide Govt Committee.
“I salute aspirants who for the frequent good, needed to shelve private ambition, and stood down for others they had been to have contended with. I additionally salute those that went the entire approach, contested, had been voted for, and who emerged victorious, or in any other case.
“Every part was accomplished in an environment of give and take, realizing that in such contest, just one individual would in the end win. Let the victors be humble in victory, and let those that did not win be additionally gallant and gracious in defeat.
“We’re members of 1 get together, and it’s not about winners takes all. Relatively, the aim is to construct a celebration that might put its greatest foot ahead, and serve our nation to the perfect of its skill.
“You had been all right here via the uncooked climate that endured from yesterday until at present, however you bore it patiently. You persevered via the night time, and deep into one other day. Thanks very a lot.
“On the finish of all proceedings, I imagine we’ve got put in place an govt that all of us will be happy with, one that might lead our get together from victory to victory, from progress to progress, and one which Nigerians will be happy with.
“I thank and congratulate members of the rapid previous govt, led by His Excellency, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, for his or her selfless service to our get together, and urge them to at all times lend the knowledge of their expertise to the brand new govt members.
“Collectively, we’ll all construct a cohesive get together, that may do our nation a world of fine. As you all return to your locations, I pray that God almighty will take you safely dwelling.
“In our nation, not solely the labour of our heroes previous shall not be in useless. The labour of the present era shall even be rewarded. APC will serve Nigeria to the perfect of our God given skills, and transfer our nation to its proper place within the comity of countries.
“Lengthy dwell APC, lengthy dwell our nice get together, lengthy dwell Federal Republic of Nigeria. God bless.”
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