- The ruling All Progressives Congress seems to be waxing stronger by the day
- The present leadership of the party is getting all the support required to move the party forward
- Major stakeholders in the party area already declaring their loyalty and support for the national caretaker committee
A forum of state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north-west have declared support for Governor Mai Mala Buni-led national caretaker committee in its quest to carry on with the planned membership registration nationwide.
The state chairmen comprising that of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Jigawa, Kano, and Kaduna states made their stance known via a statement on Thursday, November 12.
Some party members had argued that the mandate of the current committee does not cover membership registration, with some even threatening to head to the courts if the Buni-led leadership goes ahead with the plan.
The chairman of the northwest forum Isa Sadiq Acida acknowledged and commended the Buni-led efforts at repositioning the party.
Meanwhile, Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Mohammed Lukman has warned leaders of the APC against complacency, saying the party should be testing political proposals meant to deepen democracy.
The APC chieftain said the governing party needs to take every necessary step to open up party structures and invite patriotic Nigerians to join it.
In a statement released on Sunday, November 8, Lukman said APC is far ahead of its political peers in terms of being a liberal party with strong internal contestation.
In another development, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Chairman of the electoral commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure during a budget defence session with the Senate committee on INEC on Wednesday, November 4.
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