The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN will not field any candidate in Bwari Area Council for the Saturday, March 16, 2013 election but would instead channel all its supports in votes for the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC.
The decision rests on the popularity of the CPC and its candidates in Bwari Area Council, Chieftain of the party, Hon. Shola Folurunsho announced, Tuesday at a press conference during which he said ACN supporters should vote for the Congress for Progressive Change.
The decision marks the success of the alliance for a common front towards winning the March 13 elections in Bwari Area council .It also indicates the preparedness of the opposition to rid the Territory of the PDP.
“My party the Action congress of Nigeria (ACN) has resolved to unanimously support our candidate most Honourable Musa dikko of the CPC to contest and vote for in the forth coming election of the 16 of March, 2013.
As a follow up we have made all arrangement party members in all our wards, we have also been able to bring together our councilors in each of the wards to make a front to vote CPC so that by the grace of God on Saturday, 16th March 2013 we will be successful to have a change in the Bwari Area Council.
“Also I speak on behalf of the leaders of this party in Bwari Area Council and the FCT that everybody has come to agreement that we all together with all my ward chairman and the councilors that have to step down for the CPC councilors to work hand in hand to bring about the win for the CPC in the forth coming election” Folurunsho said.
The decision of the ACN was predicated on the knowledge that the popularity of the CPC as a party coupled with that of the party’s candidate Hon. Musa Dikko, clearly indicated that the CPC was on ground and has the capacity to win the election, therefore the party (ACN)ceded Bwari trading it for Abaji where the ACN seeks the support of the CPC to win the council.
“The magnanimity that we have received from the CPC and ANPP in Abaji to make sure we put all our eggs in one basket so that we do not lose any vote on the day of the election ,because of that my party the ACN has deemed it fit to follow up on what we did in Abaji here in Bwari.
“The CPC and ANPP gave our candidate Abbas Yero an opportunity to contest in Abaji with all of them supporting ,so there is no long gap between a Abaji and Bari Area Council, that is the reason in the ACN we are following up not to throw our votes away,” he emphasized.
Chairman of the CPC Bwari Area council commended the development and promised that the confidence reposed on the party by the ACN will be justified with people oriented development programmes and project
Fielding questions on the absence of the ACN leadership at the press conference folurunsho explained that “The committee that was chosen to harmonize the two parties included the chairman and the secretary and myself. For the purpose of this press conference, we specifically chose some people to represent both sides of the parties. The chairman, Mr. Micheal Ogbuchi lost some one and he is not in town, the secretary also is absent,
“Let me reiterate the fact that all along, we had meetings involving the secretaries and all the ward chairman with the CPC, I carry the cross of the leaders of ACN in Bwari Area council this afternoon.
On his part, the CPC Chairmanship candidate in Bwari said the area council needs qualified hands to man the various institutions for an overall development in infrastructure and service delivery to the people.
He maintained that development of the council was the responsibility of the politicians and the private sector whom his administration would bring on board to strengthen public private partnership that would benefit the general public and build the council.
His words: “it is not all about having a structure or building tagged primary health care centre, we would have to have a centre where you would have some drugs at the centre that can immediately take care of some first aid activities for human being.
“We want to see how we will partner with some non-governmental organizations to bring about proper health service delivery to Bwari area Council by restructuring the system of the health department, there is nothing bad in having a doctor manning our primary health centres instead of having only the community health practitioners.
“There is nothing bad in having about five to six health centres that will cater for the various communities that would reduce the burden on our general hospitals.
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