APC must present popular candidates who can win election – CHAVID
‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – A leading aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), David Shola Ayedogbon popularly know as CHAVID has implored the party to allow popular candidates fly the party’s banner in the forthcoming general election.
Ayedogbon said this after purchasing his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest for house of representatives in Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency, Kogi state at the International Conference Centre, Abuja yesterday.
He described the party’s processes as transparent saying, “nobody is disturbed as your forms are released to you. This is the process that we all want to see and that is exactly what we have preached that we want a transparent process. A political process that all of us will be proud of, a level playing ground that we can all vouch for. You are aware that they gave us a directive that forms should be obtained by any aspirant who wants to contest in the next election.”
Speaking further, “I have done exactly what the party asked us to do and all we are asking for is a level playing ground for all aspirants. We want a transparent process, we want everybody to go to field and we want popular candidates to win. So that when we go into the general election APC will be rest assured that they have nominated candidates who are popular and credible candidates who could win election for them.”
On the possibility of the party going the way of consensus having allowed all aspirants throw there hats into the ring, Ayedogbon maintained that he is a party man.
“As for me as an aspirant I’m guided by the directive of the party. The party has decided in its wisdom to fix my own form for house of representatives for ten million, we believe in the party, we believe in NEC, we believe in the national working committee and I have done exactly what they asked me to do by purchasing my form. We will leave other questions for our leaders. I have just obeyed the party’s directives” he added.