Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has warned that their opponents are planning to set traps for the party.
He called on the APC election planning and monitoring teams to guard against traps that opposition parties will set in the forthcoming elections.
A statement by Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, said he made the call during a train-the-trainer session.
The APC flagbearer charged them to match the party’s candidates’ diligence and hard work as the elections draw close to ensure that the party’s campaigns are not in vain.
He said; “The party’s success rests on your commitment to the assignment given to you. The work you are doing is essential to our victory. We cannot win without your contributions. Victory rests on you all as much as it rests on our party’s candidates themselves. And when I say this, I include myself in that statement. This is how important I see your work.
“I know there will be challenges, and our opponents will lay traps in hopes that you fail. You must stand firm and remain vigilant. Tens of millions of people believe in our great party. They have put their trust in us and will cast their ballots for us in each and every election at the national and state levels. We must ensure the trust of the people is not betrayed by ensuring that every vote in our favour counts, is counted and recorded. We must protect every vote.
“We must firmly continue the work so bravely started. We must protect the people and their collective prosperity from (the) venality of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties like it. Thus, you stand as the frontline guardians of democracy and good governance as well as of our party. You are all crucial to this election and the work you do will determine the path our nation takes.“
He further urged the teams to “be vigilant in your upcoming roles and responsibilities so that the people’s sovereign will might prevail, be alert and maintain a keen eye for detail. Protect our votes, do not leave your duty posts: whether that be the polling units or the collation centre, be present, be on guard and beware of all unscrupulous elements.”