Published On: Sat, May 5th, 2018

Buhari Expresses Satisfaction With APC Congress In Katsina

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By News Investigators – President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed satisfaction with the All Progressive Party (APC) Ward Congress at his Sarkin Yara ward in Daura Local Government in Katsina state, describing it as a hope for greater exploits in future elections.

Mr. Buhari who was accompanied to the APC congress by the governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, urged the party executives elected in his Sarkin Yara A electoral ward to discharge their responsibilities with fear of God and in accordance with the party constitution.

The President made the call in Daura on Saturday after participating in the APC Ward Congress in his constituency

He said throughout his political career he had been a loyal party member who respected the rules and the regulations of his political party.

“I call on you to fear God in whatever you do as we would transit to the next world and account for our deeds before our creator.”

He said his administration was determined to uphold the provisions of the constitution and the rule of law, stressing the need to play politics with decency and decorum.

Earlier in his remarks, Mr. Masari commended the president for finding time to attend the congress in spite of his tight schedule.

He described the presence of the president as a clear demonstration of his commitment to party rules and the regulations.

He called on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and stability of the nation as well as respect the constituted authorities for socioeconomic progress of the nation.

The Commissioner for Justice in the state, Ahmad El-Marzuq, who organized the ward congress said the election of officials was done through consensus, which is in line with the party’s constitution.

Meanwhile, the Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the preparations it made for the congresses in the 484 wards of the state to day is responsible for the peaceful conduct.

Malam Ibrahim Sarina, Secretary of APC said the congresses will conclude with a happy ending as there has not been any hitch recorded so far.

APC Ward Congress delayed in Kaduna LGAs

The initial hitches that characterized the APC ward congress in Zaria and Sobongari Local Government Areas of Kaduna State has cast a doubt on the transparency of the conduct since the event was yet to commence as at the time of filing this report.

News Agency reports that as at the time of filing this report, officials expected to conduct the exercise were yet to arrive.

NAN’s correspondent who visited Limancin-Kona, Kwarbai A, Kwarbai B, Kaura, Gyallesu, Kufena, Muchia, Chikaji, Jama’a, Samaru and Bomo wards among others reports that many party members were gathered at designated areas waiting for take-off of the exercise.

The party members who spoke on condition of anonymity, expressed concern over the delay and appealed for justice in the entire exercise.

One of the members said: “I am disappointed; I was here since 7:00a.m. thinking that they will start the election on time, so that we can finish and go about our normal daily businesses.

“APC should endeavour to prove that it is a party for positive change that will contemplate imposing party leadership on members.”

Another party member, noted that the ward congress “is scheduled to start at most by 9:00 a.m., but the time now is after 11:00 a.m. there is no news of the officials assigned to conduct the election.”

When contacted on telephone, the APC Zonal Chairman, Kaduna North Senatorial District, Alhaji Abubakar Rilwanu said they were still expecting the officials that would conduct the election.

Rilwanu who did not make further comment, however, called on all party members to exercise patience, assuring that the congress would hold.

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