The Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated a National Reconcilation Committee for the party, ahead of its National Convention.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe and Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) performed the ceremony on Monday in Abuja.
Buni explained that the committee was set up to reconcile members who were aggrieved by the outcome of the party’s congresses.
He said members of the committee were carefully selected based on their individual track records of excellence, adding that they had served the party with a high sense of commitment and dedication.
He charged them to critically examine areas of conflict in the party’s just concluded ward and local government congress and advance solutions to problems noticed.
He enjoined members of the committee to remain resolute and dedicated to their assignment with spirit of teamwork.
He urged them to take the interest of the party above personal and selfish interests for APC to remain strong, united as Nigeria’s leading political party.
“The task before this committee is very important and crucial. It is to reconcile, harmonise,
He added that the committee was expected to conduct appropriate engagement between identified groups in each state where there were disputes.
This, Buni said, should be done to bring about genuine reconciliation and establishing lasting peace and unity in the party.
He said the committee was also to consult with party leaders and concerned members as it deemed necessary with a view to achieving peace within the party.
He, however, noted that the APC had progressed significantly with purposeful and productive leadership that promoted justice, equity, fair play and genuine reconciliation to give party members true sense of belonging.
Buni said it was gratifying that loyal party members had complied with the directive to withdraw multiple court cases instituted against APC.
He added that this had no doubt contributed to the speedy reconciliation and rebirth of the party, saying that the APC was more united, stronger and bigger.
He noted that the South-East zone, hitherto referred to as the stronghold of opposition parties, was gradually melting into the APC as the party increased its fortunes to remain Nigeria’s leading political party. (NAN)