- With the inauguration of its newly elected state chairmen, the APC seems to have scaled the recent challenges the party faced
- Already, the forum of the All Progressives Congress state chairmen have pledged unalloyed loyalty to the party leadership
- The forum also thanked Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for the sacrifices he made for the APC
FCT, Abuja - The forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) state chairmen has described both the Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and his Kogi state counterpart, Alhaji Yahaya Bello as great blessings to the ruling party.
The forum's chairperson and Borno state APC chairman, Alhaji Bukar Dalori, made the comment on Thursday, February 3 in Abuja, shortly after the inauguration of the newly elected state chairmen of the party.
Dalori, who expressed gratitude to Governor Buni and all other party leaders for the confidence reposed in them said they have watched both Governor Buni and Alhaji Yahaya Bello's exemplary leadership over the years.
The APC state chairmen forum specifically remembered vividly how all the committees, especially the women and youths mobilization committee led by Governor Bello deployed the media to market the APC to millions of Nigerians.
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“Mr. Chairman and other members of the CECPC, we wish to express our gratitude to you and all our party leaders and members for the confidence reposed in us.
“We have watched Your Excellency lead our party with an unimpeachable commitment to move the party forward and carry all members and leaders along.
“In the last few months, we have witnessed leadership finesse in the manner party affairs are conducted. There is no doubt that Your Excellency has brought your experience to bear in piloting the affairs of our great party.
“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the limitations associated with it, your practical ingenuity to still mobilize people to join the party will go down memory lane as being uncharacteristically magnificent.
“We remember vividly how all the committees, especially the women and youths mobilization committee led by Governor Yahaya Bello deployed the media to market our party to millions of Nigerians. APC is indeed blessed with great leaders.
“On behalf of my colleagues, we wish to pledge our unalloyed loyalty to the leadership of Your Excellency and to assure you that we are all behind you all the way as your achievements have shown your sterling qualities.
“You are a great example to all of us and in the next few weeks, we shall be learning from you, the magic that brought governors and other political bulldozers to the party.
“Once again, we thank the leadership of the party and charge Your Excellency to continue to further encourage the reconciliation committee to complete its assignment in the best interest of the party.”
APC convention: Niger governor, NASS caucus endorse Sani Musa as national chair
Meanwhile, the national chairmanship aspiration of Senator Mohammed Sani Musa received a boost as the governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Monday, January 31 endorsed him ahead of the February 26 national convention of the APC.
The governor announced his support for the leading candidate when he hosted the Niger state caucus in the National Assembly led by the Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Abdullahi who came to formally present the national chairmanship candidate to him.
Elated by the show of solidarity among members of the National Assembly from the state towards the actualisation of Senator Musa aspiration at the convention, Governor Bello described the support of the lawmakers as the right thing to do.
My chairmanship will re-engineer internal structures of APC, says Sani Musa
Senator Musa had earlier said if, given the opportunity to lead the party, his leadership will re-engineer the political structure of the APC.
Speaking to journalists on Friday, December 10 in Abuja, the Niger-born chairmanship aspirant commended the chairman and members of Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee for what he described as a "wonderful job."
He said they have done well in expanding the base of the party and attracting high-profile members and their followers from areas where they previously had unsatisfactory electoral outcomes.