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2023: APC candidates may lose elections – Omo-Agege

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Nigeria’s Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to avoid pitfalls of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), when it governed the nation.

Speaking at APC South-South Town Hall Meeting for Constitution Review in Asaba, he said, APC may suffer the fate of rejection in 2023, if the party fail to deliver.

Omo-Agege reminded the party of how it got to power, saying it was the first time an incumbent government was unseated in Nigeria.

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“Fellow party men, remember that the PDP had confidently said that it would be in power for 60 years. It took the resolve and determination of a strong-willed nation and its people to upstage that confidence.

“Now there is a lesson that we must bear in our subconscious and which should give centrality to our thoughts and deeds,” he said.

The lawmaker urged politicians currently occupying political offices to deliver on mandates, saying, Nigerians have come of age, “to avoid removal from office in 2023.

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He said the Constitution Review was intended to be integrative, such that it gives opportunity for politicians to perform.

He added that the party should be guided at all times by a people-oriented constitution.

“Such that as we work, the APC would be so positioned to provide an irresistible appeal to all persons desirous of inclusive and purposeful political participation,” he said.

He charged the Constitution Review Committee, to consider all areas that had been contentious in the exiting party constitution.

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“The first, by no order of importance is the need to strengthen the organs of the party with clear cut and non-overlapping duties amongst the organs.

“Another is that of power devolution down the grassroots. Our party today has 12 million Nigerians strong and growing, the review needs to give specific functions to the zonal structures of the party such that power trickles down to the ward levels,” he said.

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