APC govs have abandoned us, careraker committees lament
Posted by News Express | 16 July 2021 | 653 times
•APC Caretaker committee secretary, James Akpanudoedehe
By TAIWO AMODU, Abuja
The Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress has expressed disaffection over what he called the mindsets of use and dump by certain governors in the ruling party.
Borno State Caretaker Chairman and Chairman of the Forum, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori expressed his displeasure, on Thursday, at a meeting between the states chairmen and the national secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator James Akpanudoedehe.
The meeting was called at the latter instance to seek a common front ahead of the commencement of the ward, local and state Congresses.
Dalori said they have been sidelined as the governors have denied them state patronage.
He said: “We are very happy we are proud, you people that are steering the party we are proud of you. Why I said this is that the Caretaker Committee brought three executive governors into our party.
“But let me also declare my anger and my worry, why I said this is that publicly I am saying this, we are not happy with some of our governors, they used the chairmen and dumped them.”
In his welcome address, APC national secretary appealed to them to ensure the success of the exercise.
“As you are aware, the Congresses of our party will commence soon, it became pertinent that we brief you as a First-Line-Charge, on the details of the exercise and what is expected of you.
“On behalf of the CECPC, may I thank you for the work you’re doing in your states, especially with the membership registration and Peace-building.
“Although there are some of the states that we have received complaints about the handling of the registration exercise, we shall not generalise it and we’ll see how to prevent it from happening in this context.” (Nigerian Tribune)