Veteran journalists back Musa for APC chair
Veteran Journalists Forum (VJF) has lent its support to Senator Sani Musa’s bid for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
At a Press Conference chaired by its Secretary-General, John Adi, in Kaduna State, at the weekend, VJF described the senator as a detribalised Nigerian with “powerful connections beyond ethno-geographic barriers and religious persuasions.”
According to group, given the senator’s unrivalled records in conflict resolution, he has the capacity to consolidate on the APC’s unity, which has been threatened by fifth columnists working with forces outside the party to truncate APC’s sustainable development plans upon President Muhammadu Buhari’s exit.
The media professionals also described the Niger State lawmaker as patriotic and masses-friendly with exemplary leadership qualities, rarely seen in today’s Nigeria.
It declared: “At this point in the history of this nation, what the masses need is someone with decent democratic credentials, armed with sound knowledge of modern leadership and the challenges of today’s Nigeria that require holistic approach,” the statement added.
The group also explained that with the lawmaker’s “records of empowering the less-privileged members of the society, mobilisation of massive support for the APC at national levels and partaking in peace-building strategies, he has already made his mark as a proactive political leader and democrat.”