The National Coalition-Buhari Support Organisation (TNC-BSO) has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct acceptable and credible presidential primaries ahead of its presidential primary election.
The National Chairman of the coalition, Rev. Peter Oganto, made the call on Thursday in Abuja.
This is as he also urged delegates of the party to support whoever President Muhammadu Buhari would prefer as his successor in the interest of the party and national cohesion.
According to him, it is better for ‘all to unite behind whoever wins the primary’ to carry the APC presidential flag in 2023.
According to him, the convention would be a defining moment for the party as Nigerians are looking forward to whom the party would present as a flag bearer.
He expressed optimism that the convention would be a peaceful exercise and one that would keep the party united.
“Our hopes are hinged on the fact that our party is today being led by men of timber and caliber, whose pedigree and records of accomplishments have been well acclaimed.
“Our message at this critical time of decision for the party is to call for solidarity with the leadership of the APC as a major precondition for a successful convention.
“The delegates have a duty to elect a credible, reliable and tested candidate who can be trusted with the leadership of our dear country in these critical times.
“In the process of exercising their franchise, delegates must remember that the decision they make will define the future and the electoral fortunes of our party. They must therefore search their consciences and put the interest of the party and the nation at heart.
“What we expect from the convention is a very peaceful exercise and a more United party. TNC-BSO’s appeal to the party leadership is to conduct a very credible exercise that will not only be transparent but, truly representative of the wishes of the majority of our party members,” he said.
He urged all the aspirants to demonstrate the spirit of good sportsmanship by embracing whoever emerges as the winner and to be united behind him in the collective interest of everyone.
He said, “TNC-BSO is ready to deploy our teeming membership of over four million, young men and women with three hundred registered support groups spread all over the country. It will be recalled that these same support groups operated under the Buhari Support Organization (BSO) mobilize Nigerians to vote President Muhammad Buhari into power in 2015 and 2019.”
He said that the organisation is set to embark on the same strategy and experience to bring about another victory for the APC in the 2023 Presidential and other elections.