Yobe State Governor and Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mai Mala Buni, has revealed that the ruling party intends to be in power for the next 32 years.
The governor stated this at the inauguration of the 61-member high-powered strategy and contact committee headed by the Governor of Jigawa state Badaru Abubakar, tasking the committee to develop strategies that will reposition the party in an advantaged position in the public domain.
Buni also said the committee should: “Conduct a need assessment survey from party members and the general public, create a statement of vision, mission and core values of the party that will foster unity and develops a timeline and framework for the implementation of the recommendations of the committee.
“The constitution of the Strategy and Contact committee, therefore, is to consolidate the achievements we are making in building a strong party with a solid structure that would accomplish APC to stand the test of time.
“Our vision is to provide a wheel that will drive the party to go beyond 6, 7, and even 8 term of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve the lives of Nigerians and, remain Nigeria’s leading political party.”
Responding, Chairman of the strategic committee and Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, said many Nigerians have continued to join the party daily and the ongoing registration exercises have further demonstrated the popularity of the party in the country.
Badaru assured the party leadership that his committee shall work assiduously to support the party in delivering on the timetable.
When asked whether June this year is feasible for the party’s national convention, Badaru said: “It is very feasible. I know the National Caretaker Committee is committed to delivering in June. And we will support them and do whatever it takes to make sure we deliver by June.
“I note with commendation that many Nigerians have continued to join the party daily and the ongoing registration exercises have further demonstrated the popularity of the party in the country. We are mindful of the timetable publicized by the party and our committee shall work assiduously to support the party in delivering on the timetable,” he said.