A leading aspirant for the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Saliu Mustapha, says the governing APC would require an experienced and committed leadership to stay in power beyond 2023.
Mustapha said given a chance; he would prioritise ensuring the APC remains in control beyond the next elections cycle.
The chairmanship aspirant, a former Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, said this while playing host to a section of APC Social Media influencers at his private office in Abuja on Sunday.
He said, “My greatest priority as National Chairman will be achieving an overwhelming win for APC in the 2023 general elections.
“And this we plan to do by building on what we have as well as bringing in new ways of doing things to continue the party’s winning streak.
“An extra advantage would be my ability to mobilise the youths within the party’s vote banks across the country.
If we can achieve this, the sky itself will be the starting point for the party.
Mustapha further said, “I am familiar with virtually all of you.
At one time or the other in the past, we have worked together.
I know things can be better; that’s why our campaign mantra is about doing things differently.
I promise, and for those who know me, my promises are made for keeping.
“But I cannot achieve this without your support.
That’s why I welcome this level of partnership.
I will do all my best to sustain it.
“The new media will have pride of place in the party secretariat with me at the helm of APC affairs so that we won’t have to be running from pillar to post at the approach of every election cycle.
Responding on behalf of the social media influencers, one of the party’s youth leaders, Olusegun Dada, described Mustapha as a bridge-builder, commended him for his foresight and doggedness, and urged him to see his aspiration to a logical conclusion.
‘APC requires committed leaders to stay in Power’ – Chairmanship Aspirant