The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom chapter has described the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election as the choice of light over darkness.
The chairman APC UK Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC), Mr Fola Ojutalayo, made the remark in a statement it Monday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Ojutalayo spoke in London, United Kingdom, where the chapter held a victory party to celebrate the re-election of Buhari in the last presidential election.
“The victory of Buhari in the last election in Nigeria is nothing but the choice of the voting populace who voted light over darkness.
“Nigeria was in daring need of continuous progressive ideas and they have chosen Buhari and APC to buttress their point,” Ojutalayo, who is also APC UK South-west chairman, said.
The statement quoted Mr Ade Omole, APC UK leader who doubles as the Director General of APC UK PCC, as saying that Buhari and APC success in the election should not be a surprise to anyone.
This, he said, was because the party had paid the price through excellent governance and infrastructural development across the country.
“I am not surprised about the victory, Nigerians are wise and very smart; they have weighed their options and decided to camp with the APC.
“They have seen massive infrastructural development in all the geopolitical zones of Nigeria, they simply compared the past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wasted 16 years with the thriving APC present, administration,” Omole said.
He said the president had changed the physical, political, economic and social terrain of the country for good.
The Publicity Secretary of the APC UK, Mr Jacob Ogunseye, encouraged the party faithful not to relent in their efforts to ensure that Buhari and the APC succeeded in the next four years.
“Buhari’s administration is our administration, it must succeed, the war against corruption is ongoing, the re-occurring security issues are being dealt with by our security operatives.
“I foresee massive job creation and opportunity in the country,” the statement quoted Ogunseye as saying.
He noted government measures to revive the country’s economy are already yielding results.
According to the statement, several personalities including representatives of the Presidency and the APC national leadership attended the event to show support for the chapter.
The event was organised to also allow APC members in the UK to get together and network and deliberate on how to help the Buhari administration achieve its Next Level agenda.
The chapter, the statement said, played a major role during the last generation election to ensure the re-election of Buhari for a second term in office.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, was represented by Mr Abdurahman Balogun, a director in his office.
The APC National Executive Committee (NEC) member, South- south, Dr Rachel Akpabio, also represented the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, at the event.
Also represented, was Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations and Diaspora.