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FCT Minister Tasks APC On Good Governance

FCT Minister
Posted: Jul 26, 2016 at 6:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Juliet Oyoyo

Kaduna – Worried by the fast eroding popularity of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has called on leaders of the party in the North Central zone to remain united and provide good governance to the populace.

The Minister who made this call when the Deputy National Chairman, North Central zone, Zakari Idde, led the state chairmen of the zone to pay him a courtesy visit in Abuja, said this was necessary if the party was to prolong its electoral fortunes in the region.

Malam Bello noted that Nigerians were unequivocal in their yearning for change in the manner their affairs were managed and that the party should remain the arrowhead and the platform for people to realize that.

According to him, “The Party is in control of all the states in the North Central and the only way it could go back to solicit their support during elections is by providing quality leadership at all levels of government.

“This is an opportunity for us to show good governance because it is something that our members have been yearning for a long time.

“We have to really govern properly to enable the people spot the difference so that next time, when we go back to them, they will receive us with open arms.”

The Minister recalled that the APC in the FCT was polarized along diverging interests when he assumed office as minister last year, but noted that the party leaders in the zone played very crucial roles in reconciling and uniting the aggrieved members under one front, which helped a great deal in achieving the landslide.

“You played a reconciliatory and fatherly role. You were able to talk to the aggrieved parties to bring people together. I think that gave us the necessary unity that made it possible for us to get the successes that we got during the last area council election,” he said.

Malam Bello stressed the need for the party to build upon this unity, adding that electoral success would always depend on it.

Said he: “At the end of the day, no matter our differences, I think our objective is to win elections and to provide good governance.

“For that to happen, we have to be united, extremely patient and know that under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari we will continue to show what good governance is.”

The Minister assured that the FCT Administration would continue to provide the moral and logistics support to the party in order to strengthen its structure in the region as well as cushion some of the challenges faced by the party’s leaders across board.

In his response, the National Deputy Chairman of the party (APC) North Central zone, Zakari Idde, thanked the Minister for his efforts to win five out of the six area councils during the last election, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his anti-corruption crusade, noting that the Zonal leadership condemns in strong terms the impeachment threat on him.