The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the security agencies, the media, Lagos residents, and party supporters for overwhelming support given to them at the just concluded two-day National convention in Lagos.
Through the APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party in a statement said that going by the efforts and the perseverance of these groups, that it is now clear that Nigerians are ready to make the necessary sacrifice for some badly needed changes.
They acknowledged the the efforts of the military, the police, DSS, civil defense corps and together with many other Lagos state security agencies that went beyond their duty boundaries to ensure that the convention was a success.
''What this shows is that with proper political leadership and guidance , our security agencies can be the best in the world. We are indeed gladdened by their sacrifice,'' APC said.
It said that the media also did not disappoint, as many journalists reported at the venue from 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday and did not leave until the results of the voting were announced at about 6.00 p.m. on Thursday.
"All the while, they reported the event as it happened.
''As always, the Nigerian media played their watchdog role with a rare commitment and impressive professionalism.
"They were there for us all through,'' it said.
It was not easy for the entire people of Lagos to bear all the inconveniences without much complaints, the party said.
''For a city prone to gridlock, there is no doubt that the convention brought about extra inconveniences for the residents as they moved around to perform their daily duties.
"But based on the feedback we have received from across the state, the people believe that whatever inconveniences they suffered while the convention lasted were just a little of the sacrifice they have to make in the collective efforts to build a new Nigeria.
"We appreciate this very much,'' the party said.
It said the party's members and supporters, especially the delegates who came from all over the country, were simply outstanding in their contributions to the success of the convention.
According to the party, this development has given it much hope and confidence that it can always count on its core groups for support.
"With the fairness, transparency, violence-free and the overall success of the convention, APC has shown that it is indeed ready to bring the much needed change to Nigeria and make the country a proud member of the comity of nations.
''In the tough task ahead, we have no scintilla of doubt that we can always count on all those who have made our convention a success,'' the party said. (NAN)