2023: Close ranks for party’s victory, Buhari charges APC
Leaves For US-Africa Leaders Summit In Washington
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unite and cooperate with one another as a prerequisite for victory in the coming elections.
The president spoke when he received the governorship candidate of the APC in Katsina state, Dr. Dikko Radda, and his running mate, Faruk Lawal Jobe, at his residence in Daura.
Buhari said that the party leaders need to sit together, avoid divisions and ensure unity to avoid defeat at the general election.
The president who said that he has received frequent reports on the ongoing campaigns in the state, expressed happiness that so much work was being put into the exercise.
Also, the president reiterated his determination to allow the reign of free, fair and credible elections in the country, as the outcomes in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun were testimonies of that resolution on his part.
Meanwhile, President Buhari will today depart for Washington DC, United States Of America (USA) to join other African leaders at the United States-Africa Leaders Summit.
The high level meeting, which holds December 13-15, is at the instance of the United States President, Joe Biden, who looks forward to “working with African governments, civil society groups, diaspora communities across the United States, and the private sector to continue strengthening our shared vision for the future of US-Africa relations.”
The event is expected to demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and underscore the importance of US-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.
The summit further seeks more pragmatic ways to foster new economic engagement; advance peace, security, and good governance; reinforce commitment to democracy, human rights, and civil society; work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health security; promote food security; respond to the climate crisis; amplify diaspora ties, and promote education and youth leadership.