UK Government Delegation Visits APC


    A United Kingdom government delegation led by the Head of West Africa
    Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Mr.
    Rob Dixon on Monday evening paid a working visit to the National
    Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    The UK delegation which included the Deputy Head of Political Section,
    British High Commission, Mr. Stuart Gardner and Senior Political
    Adviser, British High Commission, Mr. Osaro Odemwingie was received by
    the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun accompanied by the
    Deputy National Chairman (South), Engr. Segun Oni; Deputy National
    Secretary, Hon. Victor Giadom and Chief of Staff to the APC National
    Chairman, Mr. Edwin Ikhinmwin.

    During the meeting, the APC National Chairman expressed the commitment
    of the President Muhammadu-led APC administration to deliver on 2015
    election promises to Nigerians. He also highlighted achievements
    recorded by the administration in the area of economic
    diversification, infrastructure, anti-corruption and security,
    particularly in the Country’s North East.  Odigie-Oyegun thanked the
    UK government for its continued cooperation and support for the

    Speaking to journalists after the close-door meeting, the leader of
    the UK delegation and Head of West Africa Department at the Foreign
    and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Mr. Rob Dixon said the
    meeting dwelt on the forthcoming 2019 General Election and the UK’s
    engagements in Nigeria.

    “We talked about the extent of the UK’s engagements in Nigeria and
    also asked the APC National Chairman on his perspectives on political
    developments in Nigeria. We talked about the breadth of the UK’s
    relationship whether it is what we are doing to help Nigeria fight
    Boko Haram in the Northeast and supporting economic development across
    the country. We also talked about shared interests for a smooth and
    peaceful elections and what the prospects for the campaign might be in
    the course of the next 12 months.” Mr. Rob Dixon told journalists.


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