APC, UK delegation discuss 2019 polls
A meeting between the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a United Kingdom government delegation has discussed various issues concerning the 2019 general elections.
The meeting, held at the national secretariat of the APC, had the UK delegation led by the Head of West Africa Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Mr Rob Dixon.
The UK delegation that paid a working visit yesterday evening included the Deputy Head of Political Section, British High Commission, Mr Stuart Gardner and Senior Political Adviser, British High Commission, Mr Osaro Odemwingie.
They were received by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Engr. Segun Oni; and the Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom among others.
Mr, Dixon, who spoke to journalists after the close-door interaction, said the meeting dwelt on the forthcoming 2019 general election and the UK’s engagements in Nigeria.
“We talked about the extent of the UK’s engagements in Nigeria and also asked the APC National Chairman on his perspectives on political developments in Nigeria. We talked about the breadth of the UK’s relationship whether it is what we are doing to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram in the Northeast and supporting economic development across the country. We also talked about shared interests for a smooth and peaceful elections and what the prospects for the campaign might be in the course of the next 12 months,” Dixon added.
The APC National Chairman, during the meeting, voiced the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration to deliver on 2015 election promises to Nigerians.
Chief Odigie-Oyegun spoke about the achievements of the present administration in the area of economic diversification, infrastructure, anti-corruption and security, particularly in the country’s North East.
He thanked the UK government for its continued cooperation and support for the administration.