- Youths of the All Progressive Party (APC), in Ondo state have been urged to remain firm in the midst of the defection across the nation
- Tunde Giwa-Daramola, a chieftain of the APC, told the youths to hold on to the ideologies of the ruling party and be focused
- He advocated for increased support for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and President Muhammadu Buhari
A retired Navy commander, Tunde Giwa-Daramola, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressive Party (APC), has urged youths to remain steadfast in their support for the party in spite of the wave of defections across Nigeria, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Giwa-Daramola, who is vying for the Akoko north-east federal constituency in Ondo, said on Wednesday, August 8, in Lagos that youths should hold on to the party’s political ideology which was centred on moving the nation forward.
Newsmen reported that over 15 members of the ruling party in the Senate defected to the People’s Democratic Party, instigating series of defections. Daramola said: “The country can not afford to go through the spate of looting and indecisive leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) era.
“Our youths must remain focused and hold on to the political ideology of the APC which is targeted at empowering the citizens of the country. Youth must also be wary of the fifth columnist in our ranks and avoid violence.”
He urged political adventurers masquerading under different names to steer clear of Akoko land. Giwa-Daramola said the party had recently held a youth conference in Akoko to sensitise young Nigerians on the need to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
He advocated for more support for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team were allegedly in desperate search for funds to carry out their tasks.
It was reported that the issue was compounded by the verbal instructions of the presidency that public funds should not be used for campaigns.
NAIJ.com gathered that an official involved in the yet to be fully unveiled campaign structure of Buhari disclosed that the president was proving difficult in providing funding for the campaign.
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