A group, known as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Circle, in Bauchi State has met on Sunday to re-strategise, strengthen and reposition the party in the state.
Alhaji Surajo Dada, the chairman of the APC Progressive Circle Bauchi State disclosed this during the inauguration and presentation of the new executives of the group in Bauchi.
He said the aim of the group and the meeting was to strengthen and reposition the party and to plan ahead for the 2023 election in the state.
“We want to reconcile and make peace with a view of strengthening and repositioning the party in Bauchi state.
“Taking into consideration that certain members of our party felt so dissatisfied with some process and decision that led to the loss of election in 2019.
“As a group we are trying to mend fences and work towards gaining back the state from the other party, Saying have structures across the 20 local government areas of the state,” he said.
Dada explained that the group was in existence since 2014 and worked assiduously to see that party form a formidable structure in the state.
That is why we are meeting to re-strategies so that by 2023, we will be in a position to win the elections that we couldn’t win because of internal wrangling.
“So in 2023, we will do well and then, we will look at all positions available in the not limited to only state Assembly and National Assembly but Governorship,” He Said.
The Chairman reiterated the commitment of the executives of the group to reposition, strengthen and reconcile aggrieved members in the state.
Also speaking, Alhaji Abdu Katagum the immediate past deputy governor Commended the group for their efforts to unite the party to become strong in the state.
He said APC as a Party is very strong in Bauchi with a large number of supporters cut across , despite the party not in government in the state.
Katagum pointed out that the party is intact without any crisis.
“We have no differences to be sorted out in the APC; we just need some consultation and that is how our party is.
the APC, would continue to be a progressive party,” he said.
According to him, the group will embark on consultation and repositioning since nobody is fighting anybody.
”There are instances when you disagree, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot discuss it over and be a good example in leadership and politics,” Katagum.
He said the basic duty of a political party is not only to win elections but to ensure harmony amongst its teaming members.
The former deputy governor charged his party supporters to focus on rebuilding and strengthening the party for the challenges ahead of the 2023 elections.