The All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo State Chapter, has directed its members across the 192 Wards in the State to embark on a One-Day fast and prayers.
The exercise which is billed for Wednesday February 12, 2020, is to is to seek God’s face in the crisis rocking the party in the State.
The factional Chairman of the party, Mr Anselm Ojezua dropped the hint when he led the State APC Mobilization Committee submitted its report to the State governor, Godwin Obaseki in Government House, Benin City.
The Committee was set up to canvas for more members across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.
Ojezua who asked members of the party to turn to God as he is the one that brought the Obaseki-led administration to power, however did not disclose the venue for the event and those who are invited to attend the meeting.
According to him, “The governor is truly developing the State to the delight of the people”.
Receiving the report on behalf of the Governor at a meeting with political leaders of the party, the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, commended the Committee for a job well done.
He noted that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration will adopt the report for the progress of the party and the state.
Shaibu said: “I thank the mobilization committee for a great job; I know a lot of energy has gone into the report presented before this great meeting. Your duty is to woo new members into the party, and we will genuinely receive them into our great party.
“The APC in the state is more united than ever. Governor Godwin Obaseki has given us directives on how new members will be welcomed into the party, and we will follow his directions because we know it’s the right way to go.”
According to the deputy governor, “President Muhammadu Buhari is the leader of APC as a party in Nigeria and Obaseki is the leader of APC in Edo and he is determined to move the state forward.
“We want our party to be bigger, stronger and more importantly, united as we approach the election. We have structures on how new members will be welcomed into the party.
“APC in Edo will be bigger by the time we start receiving people into the party. We will admit them into the party through the right process. We need everybody.
“I want us to go back to our unit and wards and ensure we continue to mobilize non-stop until victory is ours,” he stressed.