Nasarawa APC denies adopting presidential candidate


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State on Wednesday denied insinuations that its leadership had adopted a presidential candidate ahead of the 2015 general elections.

Philip Shekwo, Chairman of the party in the state, told newsmen in Lafia that APC had not adopted any candidate, stressing that aspirants are still emerging while consultations are ongoing.

He urged party supporters and other Nigerians to disregard such information in the interest of peace.

“Candidates are still canvassing for support and I assure you that the party has not taken any such decision. At the appropriate time, we shall take a decision on the party’s candidacy if need be.

“I urge members of the public, especially our party supporters, to disregard rumours going round that APC anointed a presidential candidate ahead of 2015. Such information is not only false but unfounded,” Shekwo said.

He also urged all aspirants seeking for an elective position on the party’s platform to have decorum and decency in their electioneering, stressing that these would bring peace and unity among party members.

Shekwo appealed to party supporters to be law abiding and respect constituted authority in the interest of national development.

The chairman said that the party would continue to initiate more people-oriented policies to fight poverty, unemployment and youths restiveness.

He called on the people of the state to support the party in its efforts to improve their welfare and also appealed to eligible voters to come out en-mass and collect their permanent voter cards, urging voters should protect their votes during the 2015 general elections.

The chairman also canvassed support for Gov Tanko Al-Makura’s administration beyond 2015, to enjoy more dividends of democracy.

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