Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, says the All Progressives Congress (APC), strongly upholds party supremacy.
“In APC, unlike in other non Democratic parties, everybody is equal and nobody is above the party.
“That was why the National Leader of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari in company of all APC governors went to his home town, Daura, Katsina State and revalidated his membership of the party .”
Bagudu spoke in Birnin Kebbi, on Monday, at the stakeholders’ meeting for the 2021 APC membership registration and revalidation excercise attended by members of the party from across the state.
He also expressed optimism that, the APC would continue to grow from strength to strength,while it would continue to wax stronger.
Bagudu also extolled the monumental achievements of the APC, at all levels, including Kebbi State.
He cited some recent reports that indicated that, the immediate past administration of Presdident Goodluck Jonathan was said to have gotten over N50 trillion in five years and yet abandoned many projects .
Bagudu added that, in spite of getting barely N6 trillion in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari had completed many of those abandoned projects including rail and road construction.
In the same vein, myriad of other new projects had sprang up across Nigeria, while several social intervention projects were ongoing.
These laudable and invaluable efforts the Kebbi State Governor noted, had greatly helped to alleviate the suffering of Indigent Nigerians.
Bagudu was emphatic that, new members of the party would be registered during the exercise.
The Kebbi State Governor further appealed to party faithfuls, to come out en masee and revalidate their membership.
Bagudu expressed optimism that Kebbi State would take the lead in the registration excercise as bonafide APC state.
He promised that all the issues and advice raised by party members with regards to the registration excercise would be addressed by stakeholders.
Earlier, the State Caretaker party Chairman of APC, Architect Bala Sani Kangiwa after welcoming all to the meeting, introduced members of the State committee deployed from the national Secretariat of the APC, Abuja for the registration excercise.
Architect Bala Sani Kangiwa said members of the state APC caretaker committee have already met with the professor Muhammad Sani Yahaya led committee to discuss modalities for the conduct of the registration and revalidation excercise at polling units, wards and at state level.
He commended Governor Bagudu for providing moral and material support towards attaining the objective of the registration excercise.
The Chairman of the Kebbi State registration and revalidation committee, Professor Muhammad Sani Yahaya from Taraba State informed the gathering that himself and six other members were assigned to come to the state from the national Secretariat of APC for the excercise.
He expressed immense happiness to be in the state which he described as the home of APC nation wide and commended Governor Bagudu for taking the party to greater heights at state and national level.
The professor gave detailed explanation on the conduct of the registration and revalidation excercise at polling units, ward, local government and state level .
He announced that training of registration officers would commence this Tuesday, 2/2/2021 and solicited the support of all stakeholders towards making the excercise smooth, free and fair.
He explained that the excercise would be carried out in 2,398 polling units in the 225 wards of the 21 local government areas of Kebbi State.
He thanked the governor for his support and provision of necessary facilities and logistics for the successful conduct of the excercise through out the state.
Among party staltwarts who made contributions at the meeting were Senator Muhammadu Adamu Aliero, Kebbi Central, Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), State ALGON Chairman who is also the national vice Chairman of ALGON, Jega Local Government Chairman, Barrister Shehu Marshall, a former Commissioner, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Sambawa, State Women Leader, Hajiya Aisha Gunabi, Alhaji Sani Dododo, caretaker PRO, Alhaji Ali Nature, caretaker financial Secretary and Zaiyanu Aliero.
The state Deputy Governor, Rtd Col Samaila Yombe Dabai, Speaker State House of Assembly Samaila AbdulMumini Kamba, his Deputy, Muhammadu Buhari Aliero, members of the National and State Assembly, Commissioners, Advisers, LG Chairmen and leaders of the APC at LG, State and Zonal levels attended the stakeholders’ meeting.