Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
The Enugu State chapter of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) yesterday asked the newly elected national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to immediately get down to business and reposition the party ahead of the 2019 elections.
The organisation also asked the new leadership to carefully set up an assessment committee to go round the country for critical updates on the strengths and weaknesses of the party.
The pro-Buhari group made this appeal in a congratulatory message to Oshiomhole and his colleagues in the newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) for their election to lead APC in the next four years.
It expressed the belief that the assignment of the proposed committee would put in the picture, the true approval rating of APC in the country.
In the congratulatory message by the State Secretary, Godwin Onwusi, which was distributed to journalists in Enugu on Monday, BSO advised Oshiomhole not to work on hearsay, especially in the South-east, where some pretenders with no electoral value are parading only their family members and cronies for political offices.
Onwusi stated: â€œWe of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) Enugu State Chapter, congratulate Adams Oshiomhole and his colleagues in the newly elected National Executive Committee for their election to lead the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next four years.
â€œBSO, is thrilled by the unprecedented consensus, starting from President Muhammadu Buhari, our national leader Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to the entire leadership, membership and delegates to the national convention, which led to Comradeâ€™s seamless election as chairman.
â€œMay we sincerely appeal to the Chairman not to work on hearsay, especially in the South-east, where some leaders are wittingly or unwittingly de-marketing and eroding the electoral value of the APC by parading only their family members and cronies for political offices. If they are allowed with their greed in the forthcoming elections, the electoral fortunes of the APC will suffer unnecessarily.â€
â€œWhile praying for the success of the new executive, we at the same time urge Oshiomhole to consider as a matter urgent national importance to carefully set up an Assessment Committee to go round the country for critical update on the current strength and weaknesses, which will tell the true story of the approval ratings of our great partyâ€ Onwusi stated.
He used the opportunity to enjoin all party members to rally round the new executive to ensure the victory of President Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections.