BY MSUE AZA
The Kaduna State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai for second term in 2019.
In a communique issued by, Hon. Samaila Suleiman, Member representing Kaduna North Federal Constituency, Hon. John Audu Kwaturu, Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly and others at the end of the APC stakeholders meeting with party excos from the 255 electoral wards held at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Kaduna, resolved that there is only one APC leadership in Kaduna State under the leadership of its Acting chairman, Alhaji Shuaibu Idris.
According to the communique, the stakeholders expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the 29th July 2017 delegates congress election in the state and affirmed the outcome of the said delegates congress to the national headquarters of the party.
The communique added that the stakeholders also resolved to pursue genuine reconciliation with aggrieved members who, despite their grievances, have shown deep commitment to the progress and stability of the party in the state.
The meeting had in attendance, the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, the senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial district, honourable members of the House of Representatives and the Kaduna State House of Assembly, and political appointees at both federal and state levels.
The state Acting chairman, Alhaji Shuaibu Idris, who presided over the meeting, thanked members of the National and State Assemblies, party executives at the state, zonal, local government and ward levels, former and serving lawmakers and appointees for standing by the party in overcoming threats to its unity and progress.
Idris said party supremacy is non-negotiable, affirming that the party will discipline and sanction members that are working against the APC’s progress and unity.
The acting Chairman disclosed that the party will continue to operate an open-door policy and warmly embrace all members who accept its discipline and uphold its manifesto.
The communique reads in parts:”Governor El-Rufai took time to interact with party members and answer questions put to him on government policies and actions. The Governor thanked party leaders and members for their efforts. He assured the meeting that the APC government of Kaduna State will not compromise on its commitment and dedication to improving education, health and security, infrastructure, and agricultural development in addition to education, health and security as part of the APC mandate.”
“The Governor apologised for any offence that any government or party official may have caused to any party member, and he stressed the need for members not to settle differences through media confrontation.
“Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi also charged members to close ranks and work hard for the unity of the party. He recommended that the party must work out a framework to encourage a sense of belonging, and a road map that will guide the party to consolidate its 2015 victory. He pledged his uncompromising commitment to strengthening the party and promoting reconciliation.”
Participants in the state-wide stakeholders meeting unanimously passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai for their outstanding performance, commitment and dedication to the development of Nigeria and Kaduna State respectively.”
The stakeholders meeting, therefore, resolved as follows: The stakeholders endorsed the duo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai for the 2019 elections, without prejudice to the right of other party members to seek these offices in 2019;
“The stakeholders charged elected officials and appointees at all levels and party members to continue to work assiduously for the progress and unity of the party.The stakeholders unanimously passed a vote of confidence on Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai and declared their unalloyed support for the policies of his administration” the communique said.
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