The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has said President Muhammadu Buhari is interested in the forthcoming Ekiti State governorship election scheduled for June 18.
Adamu disclosed this on Monday during the inauguration of the Ekiti State Gubernatorial Campaign Council held at the party’s secretariat in Abuja
He said with the inauguration, the leadership of the party has given the Campaign Council a marching order to deliver the state.
Adamu noted “Ekiti is the first election that we will be having in this dispensation of APC. God has blessed our lives, God has blessed my life and my political career. Once there’s a contest, there will be a winner and a loser, we are never on the losing side.
“But we don’t take that for granted. We are going to work as hard as we can to ensure that we deliver our gubernatorial candidate as the next governor of Ekiti State.”
The chairman stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is at the beginning of his trip out of the presidential villa, saying he made it known that he seeks no extension.
Adamu added: “The Nigerian constitution has given him two terms of four years each, he has started his second term and at the end of it, he doesn’t intend to and doesn’t ask for anybody to ask for a third term or any elongation of tenure.
“Recently, he made the same pronouncement sometime earlier this year. So we are on a bond like him to see that he has a soft landing and that is to deliver this party to victory and Ekiti State is the first test.
“So he takes this election very seriously, we will try to do as much as possible, we will be guided by the rules of engagement for elections. We will observe every rule, every guideline and we do hope that those who will be responsible for overseeing the compliance will be fair arbiters, will be fair referees, will be fair umpires.”