…Calls On Party Faithful To Maintain Spirit Of Understanding, Unity As Exhibited In Wards, Local Government Congresses
Ahead of the State Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) holding Saturday 16th October, 2021, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has convened an enlarged stakeholders meeting to discuss on how best to arrive at a peaceful, rancor-free and all-inclusive exercise.
Addressing the party stakeholders at the new banquet hall of the Government House, Governor Inuwa Yahaya expressed gratitude to APC members, particularly its stalwarts for staying true and contributing their quota to the successes so far recorded by the ruling party starting from its membership registration to ward and Local Government Congresses.
“If not for the transparency adopted by the APC in carrying everyone along in the scheme of things, I am sure by now the hues and cries within the ranks of the party could have been louder and possibly created rancor in the party but we chose to consult and bring everyone on board in the interest of fairplay”.
He assured members of the All Progressives Congress in Gombe State that as the leader of the party, he will continue to provide leadership devoid of ill-will or personal interest.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya appealed to members of the APC in Gombe State to maintain the spirit of cooperation and understanding they displayed during the ward and Local Government Congresses.
“For this reason, I equally enjoin all of us that the State Congress slated for Saturday should also be conducted according to the APC guidelines and by the grace of God we shall do just that because until we are able to produce competent leaders only then we can be hopeful to consolidate on the party’s successes”.
He maintained thst the congresses so far conducted and the State Congress slated to be conducted Saturday were made possible through a wide consultation of party stakeholders to ensure the emergence of best candidates that can run the affairs of the party in the State.
“To this end, we shall ensure that all Local Government Areas in the State are fairly represented in the state working committee of the party in the spirit of equity and Justice”.
The Governor told stakeholders of the APC in Gombe State that the party may not have satisfied the yearnings and aspirations of all but that in its policy of constant consultation, APC has by and large performed credibly well in carrying everyone along.
“It is not possible to satisfy everyone at the same time so anyone who is not lucky to be selected as a leader should exercise patience hence the party is aware of him so also is the Government”.
The Committee Chairman for the Conduct of Congresses in Gombe State, Dr. Danjuma Dabo expressed optimism that the State Congress will take the form and pattern of the ward and local government congresses conducted under the atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
He said his committee will conduct a rigorous screening exercise to ensure that those who eventually emerge as leaders of the party at the State level are of proven integrity.
Some APC stalwarts who spoke during the meeting, expressed solidarity with Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for effective handling of party affairs and governance in the State. They include the Senator representing Gombe North, Sen. Saidu Ahmed Alkali, member representing Dukku/Funakaye Federal Constituency, Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku, her counterparts for Yalmatu Deba and Balanga/Billiri Federal Constituencies, Hon. Abubakar Ahmed Yunusa and Hon. Victor Mela Danzaria respectively.
Others include the Deputy Speaker, Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Sidi Buba and Senator Joshua Lidani.
At the end of the meeting, stakeholders unanimously reaffirmed their earlier resolve to go by consensus method in electing the state party officials.
Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
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