The immediate past deputy governor of Benue State, Chief Stephen Lawani, has drummed support for the APC national chairmanship aspiration of the minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Dr George Akume.
He described the former governor of Benue State as the man with the magic wand the APC needs to sustain its winning path in 2023.
Lawani, during a chat with journalists, revealed that it will be a great disservice to the party and Nigerians if the stakeholders and elders of the party fail to maximize the experience, sterling leadership qualities of Senator George Akume to prosper the party.
He said the APC is in dire need of a capable hand that will stabilize the party, and lead it to victory again in 2023.
“Our great party has passed through some ordeals, there are cracks in the party.
“We owe the APC and Nigeria a duty to elect capable leadership that will stabilize the party and lead us to victory in 2023”.
He also hinted that Senator Akume’s emergence as APC national chairman will rekindle the faith of Northern Christians in the Nigeria project, expressing fears that continued exclusion of Northern Christians in the political power play in the country might pose a threat to the peace process.
Lawani, who has since made known his intentions to contest the 2023 Benue State governorship polls, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised to revive the economy of the state through agricultural reforms.