Ahead of its National Convention, the Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) inaugurated its National Reconciliation Committee.
The inauguration was done on Monday in Abuja by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe and Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
The CECPC Chair noted that the purpose of setting up the committee was to reconcile aggrieved members from the party’s congresses.
He said members of the committee were carefully appointed based on their records. Buni added that they had served the ruling party with a high sense of commitment and dedication, urging them to critically investigate conflict areas in the just concluded ward and local government congress of the party and profer solutions to problems identified.
“I want to sincerely commend and appreciate you for the great sacrifices you made to the process of rebuilding the party.
“The much-anticipated congresses have commenced and progressed with significant successes.
“We have also constituted mechanisms such as the appeal committees to address complaints arising from the conduct of the congresses.
“Your report on resolution of these discrepancies will indicate our readiness as a united and strong family for the national convention. Your assignment therefore, has great impact and influence on the convention,” he said.
Buni charged the committee members to be relentless and dedicated to their tasks and work as a team. He said to ensure the party retain its leading role, the committee’s priority should be for the overall interest of the party without sentiment.
“The task before this committee is essential and crucial. It is to reconcile, harmonise, integrate and unite members of the party.
“The committee is also expected to resolve real or seeming differences and to cement all cracks for us to approach the National Convention with a united front,” he said.
The Chairman also added that the committee should consult with party leaders and concerned members to attain peace.
He, however, stated that the party had advanced relatively with purposeful and productive leadership that promoted justice, fair play equity, and genuine reconciliation to give party members a true sense of belonging.
“I am happy to say that this has restored confidence and trust in the party.
“I am also glad to state that since we came on board, the party’s membership has enthusiastically supported the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and, of course, the party leadership,” he stated.
Members of the committee included Governor Abdullahi Adamu of Nassarawa State as Chairman, Moses Adeyemo as its secretary. Former Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu, former George Akume of Benue, former Gov. Ali Saad of Jigawa, and former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.