APC Backs Buhari COAS choice

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice and appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Farouk Yahaya.

This was contained in a communique by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John James Akpanudoedehe.

Parts of the communiqué reads thus: “On behalf of the National Chairman of the Party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), H.E. Governor Mai Mala Buni, we urge the new Chief of Army Staff to consolidate on the successes recorded by the military in tackling all security threats in the country.

“This could be achieved and deepened sustainably through increased collaboration among the security services and communities. More vigilance and increased cooperation and support through sharing information can pave way for faster mopping up the remnants of the insurgents and ending banditry and kidnapping in parts of the country.

“The APC notes with satisfaction that the President Buhari-led administration has prioritised the provision of more and advanced equipment for the armed forces which has enhanced their operational capability against elements posing threats to the country’s internal security.

“A battlefield commander with considerable experience, Major General Farouk Yahaya well as Chief of Army Staff, lead a thoroughly professional, adequately equipped and highly motivated officers and troops in their duty of protecting the territorial integrity of our country,” APC’s statement read in parts.

The ruling party expressed its confidence that the new Chief of Army Staff will repose the President’s trust in him by doing everything to step up security in the nation.

The party noted that the success of the military is collective as a party and nation.

They further congratulated the new Chief of Army Staff and wished him success in his new, important and strategic national assignment.

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