The National Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ajibola Bashiru, has said leaders of the party will not turn Nigeria into a one-party state but build the party to continue winning elections in the country.

He stated this on Monday while addressing a crowd of supporters who stormed the party’s national secretariat in Abuja and passed a vote of confidence on the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, asking him not to quit office.

He said, “We are not saying Nigeria should become a one-party state. But we are building a party that will win elections at all times. We are ensuring there is money to deliver on education and infrastructure.

“We are not perturbed by enemies of progress. We will support our leader, President Tinubu, to deliver on his’renewed hope’ agenda. We remain united and committed under the leadership of our national chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.”

Ganduje’s recent purported suspension by two different groups has triggered protests, with many, including some elements in the North Central, calling for his resignation.

But addressing the crowd of supporters, Ganduje said some individuals are afraid of the efforts the party is making.

“They are so afraid because we are consolidating. They are so afraid all over the country because we are receiving new entrants into our party. That is creating fears in their minds.

“They are already eyeing 2027, but at that time, there is no vacancy. Only our President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will, Insha-Allah, continue as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

While urging the APC supporters to ignore what he described as African magic drama, Ganduje said, “We understand what they are doing. It is a political drama. What they are doing is African magic drama in order to convey a failed program and projects by failed politicians. We will not allow them to continue with that.”