The Arewa Women Business Forum, Arewa Professionals Forum and Arewa Journalists Forum, have endorsed a former governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd), for the office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the groups, Nyako has leadership qualities that will help the APC to address myriad of challenges facing Nigeria.
In a statement jointly signed by the President, Arewa Journalists Forum, Hassan Galadima; President, Arewa Women Business Forum, Jamila Makka, and President, Arewa Women Professionals Forum, Abraham Sule, they said political parties in Nigeria needed tested and trusted persons to run their affairs.
“He is a thorough professional Naval Admiral, astute elder statesman, seasoned administrator, first military governor of Niger State, former Chief of Naval Staff, former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, former President of All Nigerian Famers Association (AFAN) former Executive governor of Adamawa State founding fathers of All Progressive Congress (APC) member APC Elders Forum a renowned political gladiator, a party man and a military tactician.
“Against this backdrop, the above named Northern Nigeria organisations have agreed to endorse Admiral Murtala H. Nyako for the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because of the outstanding success recorded at various capacities or positions of leadership held in the past, as well as his remarkable achievements as the Executive Governor of Adamawa State where he brought wealth of his leadership experience to bear in the leadership of All Progressive Progress. According to the Admiral Murtala Nyako Philosophy of Political Party for the general wellbeing of the good of the Public,” the group said, calling on the members of the APC to support his aspiration for the APC national chairmanship.
“We strongly believe in his quality leadership of the APC at a time the nation is mostly bedeviled by myriad of security challenges, bad governance across all levels of governance. At a time like this we need strong man, resilient man, purposeful leadership, single minded, with deep sense of ideology.
“Indeed, this is the time we need a tested, trusted astute statesman, seasoned administrator as well as experienced political gladiator and military tactician with deep sense of patriotism, nationalism and political party reformer that will meet the yearning and aspiration of all Nigerians to ending extremely hunger, creating millions of job for our teeming on employed youths provision of free education, building capacity for our youth and women entrepreneurship across our great country and women and youth will be at the centre stage of the political party.
“We are calling on well-meaning Nigerians, delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use this moment of history to vote for Admiral Murtala Nyako as the National Chairman of APC, the great party, the future party to drive home the Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari,” the statement added.