The President, who received members of the NWC of the APC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today, August 7, pledged to uphold party supremacy even as he commended the National Chairman , Adams Oshiomhole, and other members for their sacrifices and overall success in the last general elections in the country.
“It is obvious that the success of the party was more paramount in your hearts. You could have deployed the times and energy you deployed for the party for your own personal use.
“I respect the sacrifices you are making; you can only derive satisfaction if you are working for your country and all our people because, materially, nobody can pay you for the sacrifices.”
President Buhari appealed to NWC members to abide by the constitution of the party, saying: “it is not enough to just criticize certain decisions of the party without first understanding what the constitution says.”
The President assured the NWC that competent members with the requisite experience will be invited to contribute their quota to nation-building as heads and chairmen of boards of governmental parastatals and agencies.
Earlier, Oshiomhole had formally congratulated the President on the electoral victory and said that the NWC was meeting with him exclusively for the first time after the elections.
The party chairman acknowledged that while it was regrettable that the party lost some states, the greatest victory of the APC was in Kwara and Gombe states.
“In Kwara State, we uprooted the ruling dynasty and inaugurated absolutely loyal and totally committed APC men at the helm of affairs.”
Oshiomhole commended the unique leadership style of the President, even as he thanked him for his unflinching support that led to the success of the party in holding the principal offices of the 9th National Assembly.