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Laraba Raphael, Abuja
The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) chieftain, Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, (VON) Osita Okechukwu has rebuked a group known as Concerned APC for giving the Chairman Caretaker, Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State 14 days Ultimatum to hold a APC National convention.
Reacting to the warning on Tuesday in Abuja, through a statement made available to Nigeria NewsDirect, Okechukwu said that he is wondering the motive behind the group’s intentions.
“I personally can’t factor the true reason behind Alhaji Abdullahi Dauda’s concerned APC members preference for a December, 2020 National Convention to genuine reconciliation of gravely fractured party before convention?
“Am not the spokesman of our great party, am just an ordinary foundation-slip-card carrying member of All Progressives Congress (APC) from Eke Ward in Enugu state. However, am in league with the spokesman of our great party, Yekini Nabena that this is not the time for ultimatum. It is first reconciliation and subsequently election convention. Our great Zik in similar scenario admonished that we first prepare the ground well before we lay the mat.
Okechukwu quipped, “please help me ask them, what’s the main terms of reference of the MMB’s Committee? For me the main one, is reconciliation! reconciliation! reconciliation! Reconciliation is the main ingredient in forging a united front in line with our symbol, the broom. Without which the second terms of reference, which is the national convention will definitely produce a factional national chairman, who in turn will produce a keg-leg presidential candidate. Lets avoid such sordid scenario, as much as possible.
“Maybe they forgot how the Committee mobilised Progressive Governors Forum to embark on trouble shooting across the country, culminating on the historic visit to our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. A visit meant to allow Governor Godwin Obaseki to run on APC’s platform. If Asiwaju had prevailed on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, our great party could have been the greatest beneficiary. For them now to blame the MMB’s Committee for our loss is more or less charitable.”
“If actually they do not want to discredit the conscientious efforts of President Buhari and his team, according to them, that took commendable steps to fight for the progress of our great party by setting up the MMB’s Caretaker Committee; then one cannot locate their amazement and disillusionment. When the Committee has not only commenced reconciliation, but had devoted much efforts towards Edo and Ondo State gubernatorial elections.