Govèrnor of Yobe State and Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC Caretaker/ExtraOrdinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC Mai Mala Buni has stated that the ruling party will be in power for the next 30 years, with the constitution of Strategic/Contact Committee, consolidating and building solid party structure.
Buni, speaking while inaugurating the 65 member Committee Chaired by the Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru at the party National Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday maintained that the vision was to provide a wheel that will drive the party to rule beyond 6th, 7th, and even 8th term in office.
He said: “The constitution of the Strategy and Contact committee, therefore, is to consolidate the achievements we are making in building a strong party with a solid structure that would accomplish APC to stand the test of time.
“Our vision is to provide a wheel that will drive the party to go beyond 6th, 7th, and even 8th term of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve lives of Nigerians, and remain as Nigeria’s leading political party.”
The 65 Gov Badaru Committee also includes 12 ruling Governors of the party, 2 former People’s Democratic Party, PDP ex-House Speakers, Yakubu Dogara, and Dimeji Bankole, former Governors, Senators, and other party stakeholders.
The Chairman, Buni admonished that the NCECPC is running an all-inclusive administration, giving all stakeholders and party members the opportunity to contribute to the onerous task of rebuilding the party.
The achievements recorded within this period of time were made possible with the generous support and cooperation the committee is enjoying from every member of the party, which he said has translated into the massive return of stakeholders and their supporters who had earlier jettisoned the party.
“Similarly, the review of the party’s constitution would take care of ambiguous positions and loopholes that have caused confusion and controversies over the years.
“This will make our party dynamic and be in tune with changing times.
“This committee is therefore very key to our process of transition towards successful congresses and national convention and, to establish a very solid, reputable, and reliable future for the party,” he said.
In his remarks, Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Badaru on behalf of members commended NCECPC for entrusting this onerous task on them saying, “It is noteworthy that since its inauguration, the NCECPC had mobilized members of the party and energized its membership, under the noble guidance of our dear Party leader, President Mohammadu Buhari, who, consistent with the party’s constitution, urged a restoration of a ‘bottom up’ process in the party.
“It is my belief that all of us who are called upon to participate in this committee assignment shall make the necessary sacrifice and compliment the effort of the President and NCECPC in ensuring that our party continues to be the party of choice for Nigerians.
“I note with commendation that many Nigerians have continued to join the party daily and the ongoing registration exercises have further demonstrated the popularity of the party in the country.
“We are mindful of the timetable publicized by the party and our committee shall work assiduously to support the party in delivering on the timetable,” Badaru noted.