The All Progressives Congress (APC) has boasted of its ‘growing membership’.
The party said its current membership is 15.2 million.
It also expressed deep confidence in its ability to make a clean sweep of the 2019 general elections and retain the Presidency.
APC Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu based his confidence on the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
He said this when he received the Deputy Director of the Research Office, International Department of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), Dong Weihua, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Shuaibu said: “I make bold to say that there is no other option before Nigerians other than the APC. We inflicted a very big injury on the former ruling party in 2015.
“During the campaigns, we realised our own method benefitted us because our manner of campaign was devoid of any hate speech. Theirs was full of hate speech and Nigerians clearly saw the difference.
“The APC currently has 15.2 million members. The eyes of Nigerians are open. They know who is sincere about things. Nigerians know which party to choose when elections come in 2019. So I can assure you we are very confident in 2019 for a re-election”.
In her remarks, Dong Weihua who spoke through an interpreter, said the Communist Party of China puts great emphasis on international exchanges with foreign political parties.
“We emphasize on political parties because we believe that parties are the source of decision making, they represent people’s will and also leads public opinion, therefore we will like to communicate and share with foreign political parties.
“Both APC and CPC are the ruling parties of their respective countries, I believe that we should have more opportunities to communicate and meet up, because this will help promote not only the bilateral relationship of our countries but also China-Africa cooperation as a whole.”
She disclosed that on October 18 the Communist Party of China will convene its 19th congress.
“This is an important political event in china. In that congress, the party will reflect on the achievements it has made in the last five years. It will also set out strategies and policies for the next five years regarding social, economic affairs as well as party building”, Weihua added.