By Alfa Tijani.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State is on the move to reconcile with aggrieved members of the party as part of its efforts to remain in power after the 2019 general elections.
In a statement yesterday in Ajaka, Igalamela local government area of Kogi state, Hon David Zachariah expressed sadness over the ongoing crisis in the Kogi chapter of the party.
He said it was regrettable that the APC was embroiled in crisis at a time party chieftains were expected to be united.
“The state of general disorganization of the Kogi State chapter of our great party, the APC, is disheartening. As a member of the party in the state, I am particularly miffed by the state of affairs in Kogi APC and I publicly exhort the aggrieved parties to sheath their swords,” he said.
Addressing the meeting, Hon David Zachariah (a.k.a. Celtel) said the leadership crisis within the APC, which had impacted negatively on its glory and future, had necessitated the need for collective efforts to reconcile. He expressed optimism that the reconciliation committee will spring a surprise in the exercise.
He disclosed that he and other leaders of the committee met in Lokoja, the state capital on 12th November 2017, in the ongoing moves to consolidate on the gains of the past few weeks of serious engagements and consultations.
“We are promoting the principle of inclusiveness and consultation. We are still reaching out to other like-minds across board,” he added.
He however appealed to party members to be law abiding and should remain in APC body and spirit.
Preaching the gospel of unity in the political party at Ajaka in Igalamela-Odolu local government area of the state, Comrade Alfa Muhammed from Ejule in Ofu LGA, made promises of giving the people a sense of belonging.
“APC answered the call to work for Nigerians in the last election and that can only be achieved if there is peace. This committee has decided to intervene in the myriad of crisis that has bedeviled the party shortly after the elections. This committee is to reconcile all the aggrieved persons in Kogi state. With unity, we will all work to ensure that APC is elected again in 2019 if our principal stands for re-election,” he said.
Also speaking, Comrade Isiaka Ibrahim, fondly called Ewolewo, who is also the leader of the youths said he is optimistic that the decision to remain in the party will further foster peace and unity among party members and the move by the APC in the state towards reconciling aggrieved members is a clear indication that the party is ready to accommodate everyone for the purpose of winning all elections come 2019.
“The journey that took us to this place was so rough but today we are writing history in Kogi State APC”
He urged all party faithfuls not to relent in preforming their leadership roles in there various constituency, wards and polling units.
It was learnt that most of the leaders in the Idah Federal constituency, comprising members who were uncomfortable with some prevailing situations in their parties, were also part of the meeting.Share this on WhatsApp