By Benjamin Omoike
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the newly-elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and zonal executives of the ruling party.
He charged the Adamu-led National Working Committee to work tirelessly with APC leaders and stakeholders to make the ruling party stronger for it to retain power in 2023 at the federal level and win more states, in addition to the 22 states currently governed by the party.
The Governor also praised President Muhammdu Buhari for his fatherly and leadership roles, in ensuring that APC national and zonal executives emerged through a consensus arrangement, noting that many aspirants, especially the national chairmanship aspirants, stepped down because of the respect they have for President Buhari and other leaders of the party.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was excited with the outcome of the APC national convention, also commended the aspirants who voluntarily stepped down for members of the NWC and zonal executives at the six geo-political zones to emerge through a consensus arrangement.
Sanwo, who is the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the APC National Convention, praised over 7,000 delegates from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, for participating in the convention.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also congratulated the representatives of Lagos State in the National Working Committee, Mr. Dayo Israel, who was elected as APC National Youth Leader as well as the former Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, who emerged as South-West Zonal Organising Secretary.
He implored them to work hard with APC national, zonal and state executives, as well as party leaders and members for victory of the ruling party in Lagos State, South-West region, and Nigeria at large during the 2023 general elections.