It warned that anyone who flouts the directive would be sanctioned.
The Edo State APC deputy chairman, Jaret Tenebe, gave the warning in the state capital, Benin, when the party executives received a governorship aspirant, Hon. Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma at the party secretariat on Wednesday.
Tenebe told Agbonayinma that he had started well by coming to inform the party of his ambition after his consultation.
He said, “The best thing is what you have done today. You can now talk to our people in the various local governments. Let our people know about the various MoUs signed by the Obaseki government without any work done – they will form the basis for the campaign, draw their attention to the neglect of our traditional rulers in the state,” adding, “From your credentials, you have what it takes to lead.”
Agbonayinma had earlier called for the party executives’ support for his nomination as a candidate of the party, when he was addressing them.
He said that he has what it takes to govern the state, having been mentored by a former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, who he said, performed in all the three senatorial districts of the state without sentiments.
“APC must rescue this state to the glory of Almighty God. I am here to plead. I have what it takes to lead this state, I have the capacity. Support me for the nomination for the governorship. I have the capacity to do what others have not done”, Agbonayinma assured, promising that he would carry the party executives along in decision-making if elected governor.
Agbonayinma, who is a former member of the House of Representatives, talked about his achievements in past positions he has occupied in government and frowned at the slow pace of development in every sector of the state.
Besides, Agbonayinma noted that while President Bola Tinubu has done well by providing palliatives for fuel subsidy removal to all states, Edo has yet to commence the distribution of the palliatives to the people of the state, adding, “They will account for the palliatives.”