APC Canada Chapter Supports Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Ticket
THE Canada chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind the candidature of General Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Prof. Yemi osibanjo, in the forthcoming presidential election.
The Comrade Ellas Abone-led Toronto, Canada chapter of the party in a statement called on Nigerians to rally support and ensure that Buhari emerged victorious in the February 14 general election.
He said: “In solidarity with the teeming masses of Nigeria and our party, the APC, we want to put on record the unflinching support of the APC Canada chapter for the flag bearers of the APC in the forthcoming presidential election, General Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo.”
Abone maintained that the emergence of APC as a political force in Nigeria was to give direction to Nigeria’s political landscape as well as give hope to future generations.
“APC has emerged to re-shape the future of the country, its political landscape and the future generation and to act in the best interest of our nation. The true test of the Nigerian ideal is whether we are able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time.”
He added that APC as a party believes in the doctrine of social contract between the leaders and the led, a doctrine that recognizes that the public office holder is a trustee of the people and power must be used in the interest of the people rather than the interest of the public office holder.
Also speaking in similar manner, the secretary of the chapter, Mr. Yemi Adegbite, said that at this point in Nigerian history, the nation needs people of impeccable and trustworthy characters, who can redeem Nigeria from a situation he described as “the bottomless pit” to which the ruling PDP had plunged the country.
He insisted that the time for change is now, adding: “We do not need another four more years of corruption, and directionless leadership of this present administration.” He promised that the Diaspora would do all that is humanly possible to ensure that the PDP and its “visionless and clueless” government is uprooted in Nigeria once and for all.