A file picture of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to collectively work in direction of the sustenance of peace and promotion of extra understanding inside the celebration, with a view to consolidating on earlier successes and profitable new members.
He made the remarks on Tuesday at a digital emergency National Executive Council Meeting of the APC on the State House in Abuja.
The President famous that the choice of the celebration’s management to dissolve the National Working Committee and represent a 13-member Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee on June 25 was nicely conceived as celebration members now get pleasure from a brand new environment of peace.
“Healthy debates are now taking place and the potential for organs of the party to affirm majority positions as the decision of the party is now possible.
“What is required now is for all of us, as leaders of the party, to maintain discipline and ensure that this new momentum is protected, sustained and that decisions of party organs are respected by every member,” he was quoted as saying in a press release by his media adviser, Femi Adesina.
President Buhari added, “Despite the challenge to restore peace in the party and the series of elections at hand, the fact that we have gained more members and that we are not losing members to the opposition under the present interim leadership indicates an improvement for the party.
“In fact, we have begun to win back our members who left us, and other notable political leaders are being attracted to our party. In this regard, I hereby acknowledge the return of many party stalwarts and their supporters, and particularly, His Excellency, David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State.
“This confirms that we are indeed making progress as a party of choice for Nigerians as we move towards the resolution of our leadership challenges.”
A Developed Nigeria
The President knowledgeable the assembly that the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, had offered a progress report which ought to information deliberations and strengthen the capability of celebration leaders in direction of resolving all excellent points.
He confused the significance for them to remind themselves in regards to the challenges that led to the choice to arrange the caretaker committee, with the particular mandate of restoring peace within the celebration, conducting a bottom-up membership registration, organising a nationwide conference, and mobilising the celebration for coming elections.
President Buhari stated he was satisfied that within the final 5 months for the reason that appointment of the caretaker committee, the initiatives taken have introduced a remarkably new environment of hope within the APC.
He, subsequently, appealed to all members to make the required sacrifices that may collectively restore a progressive and democratic political celebration that may nurture and provides expression to the dream of constructing a robust, united, and developed Nigeria.
In his remarks, Governor Buni acknowledged that the reconciliation effort within the celebration had yielded optimistic outcomes, with many elderly members returning and new members being recorded, most just lately the Ebonyi State governor.
He added that following the President’s directions, nearly all pending circumstances in courts instituted by APC members had been withdrawn to create a “neutral ground’’ for discussions, while a timetable for membership registration and revalidation exercise would be released after initial sensitisation.
“Many Nigerians have turned 18 and they will be interested in joining our party,” the governor stated.