BY KAZIE UKO
“Our vision is to provide a wheel that will drive the party to go beyond sixth, seventh and even eighth term of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve the lives of Nigerians and to remain Nigeria’s leading political party,” Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the national caretaker committee of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the APC declared at the inauguration of the Strategy Committee of the Party.
The 61-member Strategy Committee will be led by Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State, as chairman.
Speaking at the National Secretariat of the Party in Abuja on Tuesday, Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, said it is the ruling party’s ambition is to remain in power for 32 years.
“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.
“This committee is therefore very key to our process of transition towards successful congresses and national convention and, to establish a very solid, reputable and reliable future for the party,” Buni said.
He said that APC’s efforts at wooing new members from the opposition parties and among the general populace to its fold have been successful.
“On the other hand, our efforts in wooing members of other political parties into APC has recorded remarkable and unprecedented successes.
“Another major milestone we have recorded as a party is the membership registration and revalidation exercise which has given every member of our party a true sense of belonging.
“The membership registration would provide us with the numerical strength and to serve as a guide towards planning,” Buni affirmed.
The APC said it has registered 36 million members in the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise slated to end on March 31, 2021.