Ganduje: We’ll Protect APC’s Mandate in Nasarawa

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday, vowed to protect the mandate of the party in Nasarawa State.
Ganduje made the vow when speaking at a grand reception organised in honour of the Nasarawa State chairman of the party, Hon. Aliyu Bello, in Lafia, stressing that the party won the March 18, 2023 governorship election in the state.

According to Ganduje, who was represented at the event by the National Vice Chairman of the party for the North Central zone, Alhaji Muazu Rijau, “the party would protect its mandate in Nasarawa State.

“We have won the election, and we shall protect our mandate. There is no doubt about it. Nasarawa State belongs to APC, and APC belongs to Nasarawa State. We are in charge, and we will continue to be in charge by the grace of God.”

This was as the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, his immediate predecessor, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and the lawmaker representing Nasarawa West at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, eulogised the leadership qualities of Hon. Aliyu Bello.
Sule said Aliyu stood out as a politician that was capable of providing the necessary leadership for the APC to facilitate his administration to translate its vision into reality for the state.

“Nasarawa State only began to witness genuine development in 2011 after the coming of the defunct Congress Progressives Change (CPC), which later metamorphosed into the APC.

“The real development that started in Nasarawa State did not start until 2011. It was at the time we started to see resemblance to some kinds of development. Development in education, development in health, development in infrastructure, development in roads, development in the way forward,” he said.
In a goodwill message, the immediate past governor of the state, Al-Makura, said considering Bello’s trajectory and pedigree, Nasarawa State couldn’t have a better APC chairman at this time.

He called on members of the party to cooperate and support the APC chairman, even as he used the opportunity to call on people to shun rumour mongering and acts capable of causing disunity within the party.

Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, on his part, said the APC state chairman symbolised leadership, because leadership was about service and loyalty.

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