North-Central APC Elders Rally, Declare Support for Ganduje

Juliet Akoje in Abuja

Concerned North Central APC Stakeholders/Elders Forum has declared support for the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, despite calls for reversal of the occupant of the office based on the zoning arrangements in the party.

Speaking on behalf of the North Central stakeholders during a rally yesterday in Abuja, Former Senate President, Senator Ameh Ebute, said the rally was to declare their support for both President Bola Tinubu and Ganduje.

“We are from communities in Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa, FCT, and Kwara States. We are true representatives of the leadership and members of our great party across states in North Central Nigeria.

“Therefore, this is a solidarity visit to our respected National Chairman by party members of North Central Nigeria to ask and demand that you continue to do more for our party.

“Of course, Mr Chairman, we are not unaware of growing calls by some elements of the party from the North Central zone for reversal of the occupant of the office of the National Chairman based on the zoning arrangements that made Senator Abdullahi Adamu, your predecessor, who is from Nasarawa State in the North Central zone, the national chairman of our party before he resigned in 2023.

“While we acknowledge the efforts of these advocates of returning the Chairman’s office to North Central zone, we however, believe that the more compelling reason for anybody to advance the manner of person that will occupy the office of the national chairman of our party should be about consideration for track record of performance as shown in winning political contests against the opposition.”

Ebute added that equally important was how the rank and file members of the party were directly benefiting from the activities of the party across the country.

He stressed that when we put all these together, they came to the conclusion that you Ganduje ticked all the boxes for a performing excellently well

The former Senate President noted that Ganduje was not just performing as the  chairman but a chairman that had done the most in the shortest possible time to positively impact individual members of the party.

“By these considerations, we hereby declare our unalloyed support for you, Your Excellency, to continue to manage the affairs of our great party, the APC and to remain in the office of the national chairman, for the good and development of members of the party especially for the purpose of ensuring stability in the administration of our great party,” he said.

Ganduje, while speaking, said the country would soon overcome its present challenges.

His words: “These assaults on Mr President, these assaults on Nigerians, we believe we will soon be out of these problems. We have to thank him for his renewed Hope Agenda; efforts, commitment and we assure him we are 100% for him.

“I am so happy that you realise the importance of having a stable political party that is focused, ready to win election anytime anywhere. There is no doubt that there is an opposition but we believe with your cooperation.

“We will not continue to listen to undesirable elements, who are not focused, who are not real party men, who want to see us that we are in disarray.

“We have no place for that, we are people, politicians who are committed. We know we are forging ahead so we thank you for these your resolutions. We thank you for this your commitment,” he said.

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