President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is well-positioned to win future elections in the country.
He declared this on Friday when he received members of the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, at the State House in Abuja.
According to the President, the reconciliatory efforts done by the CECPC have ensured members are moving with a single purpose and positioned the party as the favourite in the country.
“With the work done by the committee the party has bounced back to life,’’ the President declared adding that “I have listened with great interest the remarkable job you have done so far.”
“We are all witnesses to the crisis that engulfed the party leading to litigations and presented a picture of selfishness and division.’’
Buhari promised the caretaker committee that they would continue to enjoy the support of party members until a substantive set of leaders emerge for the APC from its convention.
He expressed confidence in the leadership abilities of the committee and told them to remain focused.
“We want to leave behind a legacy of transparency and fairness, which the party needs to survive,’’ he added.
In his remarks during the meeting, the Chairman of the CECPC, Governor Buni said the frequent defections from other parties, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC is further testimony that the ruling party is back on track.
“We are currently witnessing high powered decamping to our party, including governors from the PDP.
“The party is now more peaceful, orderly and accommodating than what we met on the ground. Although there was initial fear, the mobilisation and sensitization was able to allay the fears of members,’’ Buni said.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the party remains unmoved by the decision of the Delta North Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The reaction comes after the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on Friday presented Nawaoboshi to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
The APC caretaker chairman warmly welcomed the lawmaker and briefed the President on how they have managed the affairs of the party in the past year, Naija News recalls.
Nwaoboshi who was elected on the platform of the PDP in the 2019 general elections chairs the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs.
Earlier this week, he was suspended by the Delta state chapter of the PDP for alleged anti-party activities.