Tinubu Reassure Nigerians APC Remain A Credible Alternative
Former Governor of Lagos State and National leader of the Ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the All Progressives Congress as the hope of Nigeria.
Asiwaju Tinubu made this assertion on Wednesday before meeting, behind-closed-doors, the party’s National Working Committee at its National Secretariat in Abuja, as part of efforts to reconcile the party.
He reaffirmed that changes and reforms cannot be implemented like “instant coffee” and also stressed that the challenges of security, unemployment, corruption and all other problems ravaging the country cannot go away overnight.
On the reconciliation of warring faction in the party, He said that he would seek opinion and advice on various complaints in some of the states to reconcile aggrieved members.
The statement read in part “I am here to consult since you are already aware of the directive and announcement of the President who is the leader of our party and the President of this country.
“First, let me sympathize with our National Vice Chairman’ North Central for the various incidents happening around that corridor and extend our condolences on behalf of the people and our party and equally condole you on the death of John Shagaya, a very great national patriot. May his soul Rest In Peace and may God bring peace to Benue, Taraba, Plateau and to the country as a whole, including Nasarawa and all other places being affected by the age-old system that we are now currently facing the challenges of.”
“on the various complex issues around some states or if there is any national one, to reconcile, move the party in a cohesive manner and reposition if any and build the confidence among ourselves.”
“After the last convention of the party, congresses were held from various wards to elect representatives from the ward, local government and states levels as well as the national level.
“We worked hard for victory. We have never governed before, but we won the confidence of Nigerians to govern. We have a creed to really serve the country, change and reform the country. It is not easy to have those changes implemented like instant coffee. We have to grow it and face challenges. I sympathize with us and we should equally look at ourselves.”
“The challenges faced by our government and the President is enormous. It is only because people are not paying attention to the various statistics that are available and we have to push that. I won’t touch those areas yet.
“The challenges of security, the challenges of reforms and re-engineering the finances of this country, stopping the corruption and challenging the status quo to change and reform ourselves is there. It doesn’t go away overnight. You work on and work hard at it.
“For us, we have been patient, we have persevered to have this victory, but how are we now? We should equally face the immediate, medium and serious challenges that politically, we will be facing. I believe that our party is the hope of Nigeria to improve quality of lives and we will do that.”
Nigeria news had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had on February 6, designated Assiwaju Bola Tinubu to reconcile the Party by resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some state chapters of the Party.
During the process, Tinubu is expected to lead consultation, reconciliation and confidence-building efforts of the party.