The All Progressives Congress(APC) held it’s ‘American-style’ direct presidential primary election on Friday, 28th September.
The election which held across the 36 states including the FCT, had President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate.
According to the party, Buhari’s sole candidacy is a major boost to his success at the 2019 general election and that other parties must learn to lead like the president.
In a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesperson on Saturday, it noted that the large turnout of party members is proof to Buhari’s ability to reach out people and mobilise votes.
See statement below
In a more direct way, the huge turnout of millions of registered party members at all voting centres proves that the President has an incomparable ability to reach out to people and mobilise votes.
It is significant that President Buhari has won a major victory, fair and square through direct nationwide primary, a system that seeks to break the mould.
The President has shown that you don’t have to be a party owner or go through a difficult inner party consensus to emerge as candidate.
Beyond this being a victory for the party and the President, it is a message to everyone that development and good governance are more important to our people than divide and rule politics.
The message in the air from this unique achievement by the APC is that all true democratic parties in the country need to start raising their act by copying the leadership of the President.
We thank everyone for their role in bringing about this victory.