The All Progressives Congress which lost in Akwa Ibom State at the just concluded Presidential election has seen the State Youths Directorate Presidential Campaign Council of the party, plan to restrategize efforts as to winning the governorship election in the state.
The leader of the team, Paul Dowells while addressing a world press conference on Friday at Buhari House located at Wellington Bassey Way Uyo stated that after the Saturday’s election the directorate meets to ascertain the cause of low votes for the party.
He stated some of the reason is due to improper training of their agents, the inefficiency of card readers in some places, late arrival of materials and largely-vote buying by the PDP.
Dowells while speaking on President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory claimed that low voting for the party will not repeat itself in the state.
“We must admit that the final tally of Vote from Akwa Ibom state fell short of expectation and constituted some measure of embarrassment to us since Mr President has been so magnanimous to us in terms of giving us an appointment”.
“After the presidential election, we did an appraisal and discovered some lapses which require urgent steps to address in order to ensure victory for our great party in the remaining elections.”
The former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State, Valerie Ebeh while speaking described the task of giving APC victory in the coming governorship election as a huge one.
She called on supporters and agents of the party to go across the state in rallying votes for the APC candidates.
“I want all of you seated here to re-double your efforts to ensure that we send PDP out of the hilltop Mansion on March 9, 2019. We have learnt a very very useful lesson that must help us win Akwa Ibom state for APC.”
“From the figures released by INEC, it is obvious that the majority of the registered voters did not turn out to vote. Out of the over two million registered voters in the state, the result showed that only about 600,000 voted. We must go back to fish out the remaining 1.5 million voters to come out and vote for APC, come March 9, 2019.”