The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed its gratitude to the security agencies, the media, party members/supporters and indeed the entire people of Lagos for their immense contributions to the runaway success of the party’s two-day national convention that saw the emergence of its presidential candidate without rancour.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said going by the efforts and perseverance of these groups, it is now clear that Nigerians are ready to make the necessary sacrifice for change.
It said the military, police, DSS, Civil Defence and the various Lagos state security agencies, among others, went beyond the call of duty in carrying out their assigned tasks during the two days that the convention lasted.
“What this shows is that with proper political leadership and guidance, our security agencies can be the best in the world. We are indeed gladdened by their sacrifice,” APC said.
The party said the media also did not disappoint, as many journalists reported at the venue from 9 a.m. on Wednesday and did not leave until the results of the voting was announced at about 6 p.m. the second day, all the while reporting the event as it happened.
“As always, the Nigerian media played their watchdog role with a rare commitment and impressive professionalism. They were there for us all through,” it said.
APC said the entire people of Lagos made a great sacrifice by bearing the inconveniences imposed by the convention without much complaints.
“For a city prone to gridlock, there is no doubt that the convention brought about extra inconveniences for the residents as they moved around to perform their daily duties. But based on the feedback we have received from across the state, the people believe that whatever inconveniences they suffered while the convention lasted were just a little of the sacrifice they have to make in the collective efforts to build a new Nigeria. We appreciate this very much,” the party said.
It said the party’s members and supporters, especially the delegates who came from all over the country, were simply outstanding in their contributions to the success of the convention, a development that has given the party much hope and confidence that it can always count on its core group (members and supporters) for support APC said with the fairness, transparency, violence-free and the overall success of the convention, the party has shown that it is indeed ready and able to bring the much-needed change to Nigeria and make the country, once again, a proud member of the comity of nations.
“In the tough task ahead, we have no scintilla of doubt that we can always count on all those who have made our convention a success,” the party said.