Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as its flag bearer in the 2015 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief John Oyegun, the National Chairman, were yesterday named Verbatim Magazine’s Man of the Year 2015.
Verbatim, the general interest news magazine published in Abuja by former editors of Newswatch said in a press statement signed by Tobs Agbaegbu, the Editor-in-Chief/ CEO that ‘’Verbatim editors are of the view that the cap best fits APC and two of its leaders, Buhari and Oyegun because of their peculiar roles in achieving record breaking success during the 2015 general election and for leading Nigerians in charting a new course for democracy’’.
Agbaegbu also stated in the release that the details of why Verbatim editors chose APC and its leaders will be read at a high level investiture ceremony which the media outfit is planning to hold in March next year in Abuja to formally crown the award winners.
He announced that the party expressed gratitude to the magazine and accepted the honour after Verbatim’s editors submitted a notification letter to the National Chairman of the party at APC Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, December 9.
Agbaegbu quoted Oyegun, the APC National Chairman as stating that the honour from Verbatim Magazine is a manifestation that the teamwork that led to the unprecedented victory of APC during the 2015 general election is truly appreciated by many Nigerians and also, the critical media.
‘’We are happy and indeed overwhelmed by what the management of Verbatim has done and promise to sustain the virtues and qualities which helped the APC win the 2015 general election in Nigeria and to also emerge Verbatim Manof- the- Year, 2015.
We look forward to honouring the date fixed for the ceremony and also to mobilize our members nationwide to make the event historic and memorable’’, Oyegun was quoted as saying at the event.