From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has declared the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as ‘the best political party in Nigeria’.
Speaking at a gathering between the APC Sensitisation and Mobilisation Committee, of which he is Chairman, and the State Caretaker Committee Chairmen in Abuja, the Kogi governor appealed to Nigerians to hitch the party, pointing to what he stated are the achievements of the President, APC governors, state and nationwide legislators.
Governor Bello acknowledged: ‘President Buhari throughout the final National Executive Committee assembly of our nice party suggested that party be constructed from backside up. In line with that decision of that NEC assembly, the party determined to saddle us with the obligations of educating, sensitising and mobilising youths, ladies, individuals dwelling with disabilities and certainly all Nigerians into our party.
‘This Committee will not begin work with out first consulting with the State Chapters of our nice party. Your position and lively participation will decide vastly the and achievements of this Committee and certainly the success and achievement of the all-important registration and revalidation of members.
‘You will recall that prior to this, there has been controversy over register of our members across the country. So opportunities have presented itself that we should concretise and solidify the membership base of our great party. It’s a possibility for us to develop the membership base of our nice party.
‘At various states, local governments, wards and even polling units level, we have to engage Nigerians. We can’t keep in Abuja or at the state capital to do that job. We will require your enter as a result of you realize your state higher than me even my State Chairman perceive Kogi State higher than me. You are going to hold the message door to door throughout the nation.
‘We can’t ask for optimistic change and good governance till we’re half of the system that will produce the sort of authorities that we so want. Our structure gives that whoever would wish to occupy place of authority in this nation should belong to at least one political party or the different.
‘As God now we have it, APC is the best political party in Nigeria. I will proceed to advocate to my brothers and sisters to please be a part of the APC, take part actively in all of her actions and programmes, that is the solely means you possibly can have a voice, decide the sort of authorities you so want.
‘APC is the party to hitch. We have a number of causes to adduce for Nigerians to hitch the APC. President has achieved quite a bit, APC Governors have achieved sufficient. The legislature at nationwide and state ranges have achieved quite a bit, our native authorities Chairmen and Councilors have achieved nicely sufficient inside this tough and difficult time.
‘APC is the solely party right this moment that has given youths the alternative to serve at the highest stage and APC is the solely party that would assure youths inclusiveness in governance. Today, Kogi State is an instance. APC is the solely party that will give ladies the alternative to take part in governance, Kogi State is an instance.
‘APC is the only party that will give people with disabilities the opportunity to serve in governance, Kogi State is an example. APC is the only party that will tell our leaders and elders to take a rest while the younger ones will go and do the tedious job along with the guidance of our elders, Kogi State is an example.’
Giving the state Caretaker Committee Chairmen their matching orders, the Kogi governor warned: ‘Nobody should intimidate anyone. Allow other political parties who want to join us to come and join the APC. You can see the gale of decamping from the other political parties, it means APC is the to go. We are going to ensure that everybody is carried along irrespective of your background, class, religious or creed difference. You don’t must be afraid or scaled of who is coming as Committee to state to conduct registration.
‘If you are a politician that price yourself high, you should belong to the grassroots. Politics is local. You should have followership at the grassroots. What we are starting with now is the basis – let people come into APC. People make the party. The party doesn’t make individuals.
‘You can not declare to be robust or be in energy or in authority right this moment in case your membership or base is not huge and strong sufficient. So as chairmen of our party, you will solely be proud of your chairmanship if you’ll be able to mobilise and have sufficient numbers out of your states – that is your energy as a boss.
‘As a leader, the number of people you are able to convince to join our political party either from a different political party or even those who do not have interest in politics before much were you able to make them to join APC, that’s your energy. Don’t trouble about what occurred thereafter.’
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