National Chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Abdullahi Adamu has expressed the party’s readiness to clear the foggy cloud that may impede its victory in the 2023 general elections.
Adamu, a former Nasarawa state governor, also said, to the glory of God, he has never captained a failed ship or led a failed mission, saying the new task won’t be different.
The APC national chairman stated this weekend during a parley with some journalists at his Abuja residence.
At the inauguration of the National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday March 29, 2022, the former governor said the party would not have room for failure.
And responding to one of the questions in this regard, Adamu said: “Yes. There won’t be room for failure. This is our first mission. The very first mission is to work against anything that has the potential to bring failure. I thank God that so far in my life, from political activism in my days as a student to date, I have never led a failed mission, I’ve never captained a failed ship. If there are things that are posing as problems, I try my best to fix them as best as I can and that is what we will do.
“With the enormity of the job and trust that President Muhammadu Buhari has placed on us, we have no excuse. We are going to ensure that anything we need to work will be provided. Any atmosphere that is cloudy, we will clear it as best as we can. We shall face the election as one party, one family and confront our adversaries or opponents as one united party.
“We’ve faced election before when our President today was not a President and we won. He took the oath of office and he took the oath with the Qur’an. As a Muslim, he will not do anything that will contradict the spirit and letters of the constitution. He has two terms of four years each and he’s about to complete the final term. He has made it clear that he won’t contest again and that means that we will not be having an incumbent, somebody on the saddle of power from our party on the ballot as we face the next election.”
“But what gives me some solace and courage that we will lead the party to victory, is the fact that this President has done well and needs to have what we call soft landing. We want to make sure he lands positively or what the pilots in the Air Force call positive landing. We want to ensure he lands positively because whether you like him or hate him, he has done well.
“We do know as APC members that he has legacies, that he has worked for and we owe him a duty to ensure that these legacies are not only recognised but sustained as much as possible.
“Now to do this, we have to win the forthcoming election. He is not completely missing in our ticket. We hope to take along the positives of President Muhammadu Buhari and bring his spirit and mind to bear on whoever will fly the party’s flag for us to win the election. So, we are not completely without a father in the APC ticket because his spirit will be very much with us.
“So, as we go into the election, there is no better way to say good bye to him on a very loving and passionate manner than that he hands over the reins of power and governance to another APC member. It is a job; we believe that will be done.
It is not rocket science. It is about working together, trusting ourselves and whatever obstacles that might be on the way; we do away with them as quickly as we can. We just have about eleven months to go. So, there is no time to play around; it’s time to work and we are going to work hard by the grace of God.
There is no option, no option whatsoever. It is go there, do it and win it. That’s what we are going to do,” said the APC leader.