On Monday, the Head of the All Progressives Party (APC) Legal Department, Dare Oketade, administered oaths of office and allegiance to members of the Caretaker Committee and Extraordinary National Convention Committee at the party’s national secretariat Abuja.
The APC Caretaker Chairman, Mai Bala Buni, in his inaugural address after the inauguration, assured the party members that the committee would work on repositioning the party in both short- and long-term plans.
Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, said Nigerians were attracted to the APC largely due to its sincerity of purpose, principles, and unblemished integrity of its founding fathers since its formation.
He added that good governance as exemplified in the provision of dividends of democracy is the least Nigerians deserved from the ruling APC they believed in massively.
The Caretaker Chairman noted that internal disagreements were normal, especially in all political parties and that the APC was never an exception.
In his words, “It is time for this committee therefore to commence the process of true reconciliation among leaders and members of the party at all levels. It is our belief that the decision by NEC to constitute this committee will mark the beginning of a new chapter in our great party.
“Changes are inevitable and disagreements on issues and concepts are an integral part of human and institutional relationships. As a political party built on strong ideology and, parading men and women of enduring principle and integrity, we must prepare for real and anticipated changes and their consequences. The outcomes of changes that evolve in our party politics must be decided by us.”
The Yobe State Governor begged members of the party to heed to the appeal by the President to aggrieved members who had cases in court. He appealed to them to withdraw the cases in the interest of the party.
He said, “I urge all party members to heed to the appeal by our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR on his call to all aggrieved members who have instituted various cases in the courts to please withdraw such cases in the interest of our great party.”