Buhari tasks APC on genuine reconciliation
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) all over the country to work for genuine reconciliation “for the benefit of our people and our nation.”
He made the appeal on Wednesday night in Abuja when he received a group of APC members, including Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, a former deputy governor of Kano State who returned to the party after their departure to various platforms.
In welcoming the party leaders back to the APC, President Buhari said the house was large enough to accommodate everyone. He promised to speak to the leadership of the party and government in Kano to accommodate and work with the returnees.
Besides Hafiz, a staunch ally of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso Kwankwaso who resigned as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s deputy, the other returnees include a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Aminu Dabo; the immediate past national treasurer, Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa; Security Adviser to Kwankwaso, Gen. Danjuma Dambazau (rtd); Mu’azu Magaji, all of them staunch members of the Kwankwasiyya, as well as Senator Isa Zarewa who left in protest against the last primaries.
A statement signed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, last night said they were led to the president by a governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru.
On the presidential directive, Governor Ganduje welcomed the return of the party stalwarts and assured Buhari that he was ready to work with everyone to record yet another historic victory in the general elections.