National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, has stated that the party’s drive to bring every Nigerian into the train for the purpose of change must not be misconstrued to mean a push to make Nigeria a one-party state.
Disclosing this yesterday at the formal inauguration of the APC Campaign Council for the December 5 Bayelsa State governorship poll, Oyegun stated that the opposition party in the state needed Bayelsa badly to prove a point.
According to him, the APC is mindful of the fact that for it to bring about reasonable change, it requires the understanding and cooperation of most Nigerians if not everyone.
Oyegun maintained that the December 5 poll “is an election that we need to win to bring Bayelsa into the fold, I urge people to join the movement into the train of change in this nation. The council is to help raise the funds needed to ensure that this message reaches every man, woman and child in Bayelsa State, so that come December, the victory will be so decisive. I am confident of the Bayelsa election because we have a good product. Secondly, we have a totally and abysmally a non-performing governor in Bayelsa State.
“The work that this committee is going to embark upon will produce the first progressive governor of Bayelsa State. Let me thank all of you that have accepted to serve in this very challenging assignment,” he said.
“We are not working towards creating a one party nation. We are only saying today that the challenges facing this nation are so enormous that we need every man, woman and child on board so that the trajectory on which we are traveling should change dramatically. For that, we need all geopolitical zone as well as all the good people of this country to please come on board because the task at hand is enormous,” he stated