By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Adamawa All Progressives Congress (APC) pioneer Organising Secretary, Ahmed Lawan has declared intention to contest for the state chairman of the party.
Lawan in a statement, described himself as a grounded grassroots politician who knows the nitty gritties of the Adamawa politics that can ensure winning of electable positions for the party in 2023.
“I am sure you will agree with me that since the establishment of the APC chapter in Adamawa State, I am the most consistent positive voice either promoting the party, or defending it. I have never shied away from talking on behalf of the party in the media or at public functions. I am not just a loyal party member, an official of the party, but a voice of courage and strength for the party.
“Over the past few days, I have evaluated my role within the party in the state especially the years I spent as the state organizing secretary. I believe I have delivered credibly. Now is the time to move a step further,” Lawan said.
Lawan explained that his intention to declare interest to contest the post of state chairman of APC Adamawa chapter is because he has what it takes to hold the office to ensure victory.
“I have the knowledge, the experience, the grassroots connection, and the deep understanding of party ethos, values, constitution and manifesto as well as the interests of our members.
” It might interest you to note that as the pioneer state organizing secretary, I diligently served the interest of building a cohesive and robust party at both the state and the national level with the clear intention of serving Nigerians.
“The capacity and the capabilities abound in me to take our party to the next level. It is due and ripe at the moment to manifest. This means that I am on a set target, a winning agent of good change in the interest of our party.
“Being a party man with quite a lot of grassroots political experience, it’s no doubt that I Ahmed Lawan if given the mandate of taking the lead of our party if entrusted to me, I will no doubt and certainly consolidate the party’s giants strides of successes.
“May I, however, call on all relevant party stakeholders at all levels to see my motive from the angle of a better idea that comes to salvage the party. I’m a candidate that will unite and build a cohesive party that will restore our winning streak and save us from situations leading to losing elections again in this state.
“I will make sure I mend the fences and build a grassroots engagement party. I will make the party a community base of unity of purpose with a burning desire to win the coming elections in the coming electioneering year.
“Unity has been a lacking ingredient in Adamawa State. Of cause, it is the crux of the matter that led to the party losing many elections in the state, including the gubernatorial seat. This I assure my party men, it is going to be a thing of the past.
“It is for the above reasons that I Ahmed Lawan has decided to contest the office of state chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State. May God help me and all of us succeed in the best interest of our state and our people.” He said.