By Chidinma Chukwu, Abuja.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has inaugurated an eleven man committee headed by Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya to reconcile party members in Bayelsa state. The committee will also be in charge of the bye-election in Bayelsa central and west senatorial district.
APC Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Committee of the APC, Mala Buni represented by the secretary John Akpanudoedehe inaugurated the committee at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Apart from the chairman, other members of the committee include, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Vice Chairman) Senator Abdullahi Sahabi (member) Senator Ali Ndume(member), Senator Uba Sani(member), Ambassador Fatima Goni(member),Senator Chris Adegije(member) Alh Yusuf O. Ocholi(member),Chief Enyi o. Enyi(member),Pearl Ekebong Inwang(member) and Bar. Ekemini Cletus Udoh (secretary).
The mandate of the committee is to provide genuine reconciliation and give every party member a sense of belonging in the state.
Mala Buni expressed confidence in the calibre of persons chosen to execute the assignment adding that the party’s success in the forthcoming election is crucial.
He also urge members of the committee to mobilize, strategize and deliver Bayelsa Central and West Senatorial districts to the ruling party.
“We should always place party interests over and above personal interests and carry everyone on board for us to succeed” he said.
Mala-Buni expressed the party’s commitment to move from unnecessary wrangling, squabbles and disputes and execute programmes that are beneficial to the lives of Nigerians.
“It has become imperative for us as the leading political party in Nigeria to build a virile, strong, vibrant and more united APC that would serve beyond, two, three, four or even five terms of office to ensure continuity and consolidation of the gains the party has achieved.
“This remains the surest way to fully actualize our manifesto and improve the lives of Nigerians.
“We must not allow the good foundation laid by the President Muhammadu Buhari government to be wasted and for Nigeria to be taken back to the dark ages.
“I am proud to say that these rich creams of distinguished personalities serving on this committee were carefully and deliberately selected for these assignments because, the party has a lot of confidence in your individual and collective capacities to execute the assignments successfully.
“The party is confident that you will reconcile all aggrieved persons or groups, and deliver the two seats to APC and improve its fortune in the South-South and Nigeria.
“As grassroots politicians and team players, I am confident you will work as a team and lend your various experiences to promote team work for every member to make his or her contribution to the success of the exercise” he added.