APC National Convention will be hitch-free, says VON DG

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The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention holding on June 23 in Abuja will be hitch-free.
Speaking on the forthcoming convention, Okechukwu told newsmen in Enugu on Sunday that there was no cause for alarm.
He allayed fears that the intra party crisis arising from the various congresses in some states of the federation would not becloud the national convention.
The party chieftain maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari remained the presumptive consensus candidate of the ruling party for 2019 Presidential Election.
According to him, in spite of conflicting reports of parallel congresses, there will be a hitch-free national convention, since the entire tendencies within the party share a common ground in their support for President Buhari.
Okechukwu, who was elected as a delegate to the convention, equally predicted that most of the delegates would vote for former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshimole, as the chairman of the party since Buhari had endorsed him.
“To be honest, in spite of conflicting reports of parallel congresses, one envisages a hitch-free national convention of our great party, APC, on June 23.
“This is because we have President Muhammadu Buhari, who from every index is the presumptive consensus candidate, come 2019 Presidential election.
“Mr President is more like a guardian post for our great party. He is the canopy covering us all from bad weather.
“Remember that what we operate is a presidential system, where unlike the parliamentary system the supremacy of the party is less profound.
“Every President in all presidential systems I know, be it in the United States, tailors the cloth of the party to his size,” Okechukwu said.(NAN)
 

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