By Omololu Ogunmade
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday lauded the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caretaker Committee, chaired by Yobe State Governor, Mr. Mai Mala Buni, on its efforts towards repositioning the party.
The president, during a virtual meeting with the caretakers and governors elected on the platform of the party also hailed the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), led by its Chairman, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, for efforts to participate in the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said at the meeting, attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the president said he was satisfied with the work done so far by the caretaker committee.
He said: “I am pleased with the chairman and the work of the committee. He is highly mobile in the efforts to coordinate and strengthen the party. I am happy with his personal efforts.”
The president appreciated the efforts of the APC governors over the successful conduct of the party’s primaries in Edo and Ondo States, saying, “I am happy that they knew their responsibilities as governors and had identified the right priorities.”
According to the statement, Bagudu thanked the president for taking the right steps to resolve the crisis rocking the party.
The APC governors were also said to have commended Buhari over his handling of security issues and the economy, particularly on how the country was pulled out of 2016 economic recession as well as the ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are proud of your leadership and achievements,” Bagudu said.
Following the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC in June, the National Executive Committee of the party had chosen the Yobe governor and others as chairman and members of the caretaker committee as well as of the extraordinary National Convention Committee respectively.