By Femi Ogunshola
Mr. Yusuf Elaigwu, the Vice Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North Central, has vowed never to resign for any other aspirant regardless of any consensual agreement.
Elaigwu made the vow during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after buying the expression of interest form for 5 million naira on Monday in Abuja.
He said he had made enough sacrifices for the party so far, including stepping down for other aspirants as a means of party loyalty.
He, however, said that this time he would not go that route, adding that he would like the party to also support his quest to serve the APC.
“I have been a loyal member of the party and I have done that before by resigning and I think this time the party should give me that consideration.
“The party should also ask others to step down for me because this time there is no stepping down,” he said.
The vice-presidential aspirant said the post needed someone “who is dynamic, young and with energy bearing in mind the crisis that is rocking the party”.
He said that with his youthful energy, efforts and resources as a youngster, he would be able to remedy and save the current party crisis.
He said that as a young aspirant in his 40s he would be able to interact with the elderly, adding that it was high time young people were considered for critical roles in party politics.
“We have to look at the election year; it’s about young people and women, so when a young person is in office, I can assure you that we will mobilize and re-mobilize for the party.
Elaigwu said he had no doubt that the APC would be more receptive to a younger candidate, adding that the party needed more mobilization, unity and more membership.
He said he will ensure the party achieves victory in 2023.
“If I emerge as vice president, I will start serious consultations and reconciliations to ensure the victory of the party in every nook and cranny of the region.”
He promised to ensure that all aggrieved members had the opportunity to be heard even if their issue could not be resolved, they would be given a listening ear.
He said one of the issues that plagues “is that people are not listened to by the party.
NAN reports that the APC National Convention will be held on March 26 in Abuja. (NOPE)