- A stalwart in the APC has revealed how the party can record victory in the 2019 general elections
- The chieftain, Dennis Idahosa, says the party must field candidates that would be of immense value to the electorate
- He says competent candidates with electoral value will help the party coast home to victory in the forthcoming elections
A chieftain of the All progressives Congress (APC) and a former commissioner in Edo state, Dennis Idahosa, has advised the party to field candidates that would be of immense value to the electorate.
NAN reports that Idahosa, an aspirant for House of Representative, made this appeal while answering questions from newsmen in Benin on Tuesday, September 11.
NAIJ.com gathers that according to Idahosa, presenting competent candidates with electoral value is important for the party to make electoral victory in the 2019 general elections.
He said that the 2019 poll would be different in the sense that personality, rather than party, would play a major factor on electoral victory. He said that to secure victory for the APC, leadership of the party across all levels, must field competent candidates that could win elections.
Idahosa said though the leadership of the party should have a say on the choice of candidates, they should allow the electorate to have an input.
The aspirant said: “It is not just about picking the ticket; it is about winning the elections proper. The right candidate is the one who is at home with the people. I am not unaware that the party has a role to play, but principally, a sell-able candidate will make it easier for the party in securing electoral victory.
“The 2019 poll is going to be one full of surprises, our party needs to be prepared and united if we are to have a successful outing."
The PDP chieftain intends to contest for Ovia federal constituency seat in the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration would win the 2019 elections based on performance.
Mohammed on Tuesday, June 19, said that the ruling party would spend less in the coming general elections because it had delivered in areas like infrastructure and security.
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