The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday said the ruling All Progressives Congress will remain strong when President Muhammadu Buhari ends his tenure in 2023.
The progressives governor stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
Recall that President Buhari on Saturday attended the party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise in Daura, Katsina State.
The Imo State Governor in his statement said the registration process is a step in the right path for the party.
Uzodinma said the ongoing exercise was a step in the right direction for the ruling party.
Governor Uzodinma when asked whether the end of Buhari’s tenure would affect the party, said the APC would rather emerge stronger.
Uzodinma said, “I know for sure that the membership of our President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of the party, is a very huge asset to APC and there has never been anyplace, anytime that the President said he would withdraw his support from APC after his service as the President of the country. When he leaves as the President, he will still remain a committed member and leader of the APC and whatever asset at his disposition will still be deployed to the party.”
“Rather than expecting that the party will be weakened, the party will be stronger because there will be a President who is a huge asset and again a new President that will emerge because, with the activities and achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, there is no doubt that Nigerians will vote APC in again. And when we have a new President with the former President who is a committed member of the party, this will be a huge asset to the party.”
“So, I don’t agree that after 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari will no longer be the President of Nigeria, that the APC will be weak, no, APC will be strong and I can assure you that I have seen a new excitement, newly committed among members and increasing support even among non-members of the APC who are now joining in their thousands to become members of the party. The APC is the party to be any day, anytime.”