Nigeria: Buni - APC Will Respect Choice of Leaders At Ward, Subsequent Congresses

3 August 2021

Adedayo Akinwale

The Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has assured party members that their choice of leaders at the Ward Congress and indeed subsequent congresses would be respected by the party.

Buni, in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by his Director General, Press and Media Affairs, Mr. Mamman Mohammed congratulated members of the party over the successful and peaceful conduct of the Ward Congresses across the country.

The chairman said the ruling party has put some measures in place to check and rectify anomalies arising from the Congress.He added that reports from across the states reaching his office indicated that the Congresses were generally successful and peaceful.

Buni stated: "I wish to congratulate us all for the peaceful and successful conduct of the ward Congress. The massive turn out of members in the Congress reflects the success of the membership registration and revalidation exercise.

"It also reflects the unity and confidence of our members in the repositioned APC and its leadership. I want to assure our members that their choice of leaders at the ward Congress and indeed, subsequent congresses will be respected."

Buni noted that the congresses would give ownership of the party to the members through the bottom-top approach.

He, therefore, urged aggrieved parties to seek redress through constituted channels in the party.

According to the chairman, we will be fair, just and transparent in handling every complaint for justice to be done and the people's choice respected. We are committed to building a strong internal democracy to give the party a strong leadership that are genuinely elected by the people.

The Chairman assured that the Caretaker Committee would review the just concluded Ward Congress to improve on the forthcoming local and state government congresses.

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