Ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun State, the All Progressives Congress on Thursday mandated the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Osun Campaign Committee to use whatever it takes within the ambit of the law to win the poll.
The National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, gave the mandate at the inauguration of an 86-member campaign council for the Osun governorship election.
The campaign committee would be chaired by Sanwo-Olu.
The Lagos State governor is to be assisted by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, while Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Bagudu; Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum’ Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and 15 others were appointed as vice-chairmen.
Former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami; former Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; former Chief of Army Staff and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, General Tukur Buratai and former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami were among the remaining 66 members of the council.
On Thursday, a battle-ready Adamu charged the council to leave no stone unturned.
.The APC national chairman declared that the plan to win and the ability to execute the plan lies with the leadership that the council will provide in the campaign efforts.
This is even as he declared that there is no option to winning the state election, which, according to him, are forebears to the national election.
Earlier, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Debo Ologunagba, has expressed confidence that the PDP and the governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, are prepared ahead for the July 16 election.
According to him, the PDP is aware that the people of Osun are angry and have turned their back on the government.