Written by Ateed YUSUF

APC supporters celebrate Giri’s victory in Gwag

Factional supporters of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Gwagwalada have come out en mass to celebrate the recent victory of the incumbent chairman of the council, Hon. Abubakar Giri over his main rival, Alh. Garba Jibrin, in a keenly contested primary of the party.

The supporters gathered at the party secretariat and the house of the chairman dancing and beating drums chanting solidarity song; Sai sau Biyu meaning “two terms.”

The APC party chairman in Gwagwalada, Alh. Ibrahim Deze, while expressing hope that the candidate would retain his seat even as he pointed out that other opposition parties failed to produce credible candidates with massive supporters.

He warned APC members against taken the law into their hands and avoid instigating trouble urging them to take all grievances to the appropriate authorities for necessary action, emphasising that the party would continue to preach against politics of violence and chaos.

When contacted, the returning candidate of the party, Hon. Giri explained that leaders of the party had put measures in place to resolve any internal crisis from the primary.

He noted at as the ruling party, it can ill afford not to take every member of the party along, while thanking the APC FCT executive for conducting credible primary.

He used the opportunity to call on the people of the area to live in peace with one another, shun religious intolerance and tasked all to support government programmes and policies. 

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