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APC chair Oyegun gives sneak peek into Buhari’s 2019 reelection strategy


APC chair Oyegun gives sneak peek into Buhari’s 2019 reelection strategy

A lot has been happening within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) since the defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the PDP. Though the party has largely downplayed the incident, it does not seem to be taking things for granted.

The party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, on Tuesday gave a sneak peek into the strategy to be rolled out by the party in its bid to consolidate power and rebuild the country.

He said this during a small event at the party’s national secretariat where he was invested with the status of Life Grand Patron of the Association of Former Chairmen, Councillors and Ward Leaders in Nigeria.

“We are already taking the initial steps in preparing for 2019. I thought that was fortuitous, it was perhaps inspired by God himself,” he said.

Grassroots and Outreach Strategy

Oyegun revealed that the association of former chairmen, councillors and ward leaders would be used to help the party build a base and reach out to voters as a result of its ubiquitous presence across Nigeria.

Oyegun said: “You represent a group that will be easily available at that level, 774 local governments and, of course, all the wards in the country, which is a major outreach for the APC. The run-up to 2019 has started and you have come at the right time fortuitously. I want to believe that your mission here, your predicating yourself to grassroots mobilisation for the APC is an act that has been inspired by the Almighty himself and that you will be faithful not just to that inspiration that brought you but also be faithful to this party, dedicated to ensuring that this nation experiences the greatness for which the Almighty himself has destined it”.

The project known as “Operation Recover Nigeria” was revealed by the leader of the group, Mr. Omohimua, as a vehicle to help President Buhari get reelected in 2019. He boasted that the group has a robust database of registered members across the 774 local government areas and 8810 electoral wards in the country and are up to the task.

“The choice of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of our great party as the National Life Grand Patron and Chairman Board of Trustees of our association is for us to tap from his wealth of experience towards having viable and strong grassroots network ahead of 2019 continuity agenda.”

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