Again, Nasarawa adopts consensus for APC State Congress
… As State emerges tops during LG congresses nationwide,
Ahead of today’s State congress for the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), the caucus of the party in Nasarawa State, has yet again adopted consensus to elect the state executive committee of the party.
The APC State convention made this known during a meeting with critical stakeholders, which held at the Government House, on Friday.
This is just as the Chairman of the State Congress Committee from the national secretariat of the APC, Abdullahi Garba Abbas, revealed that Nasarawa State was rated first in the country, for the peaceful conduct of the local government congresses.
Abbas further revealed that Nasarawa State also came second during the ward congresses.
In his remarks during the meeting, Nasarawa State governor Engineer Abdullahi Sule, appreciated the stakeholders of the party in the state for choosing to keep the consensus arrangement for the present congress.
Engineer Sule explained that the decision to adopt consensus was arrived at after careful deliberation, to ensure a smooth, hitch free state congress.
He disclosed that, as part of the agreements reached by the stakeholders, the APC will keep its present zoning system for party offices, as well as ensure fair distribution of the 16 principal officers of the party across the 13 local government councils.
The governor used the opportunity of the meeting to thank those aspirants who were made to drop their aspirations because of the internal zoning system of the party, appreciating them for putting the benefit of the party and state above personal gain.
He assured that his administration will soon compensate party members who worked hard to make the APC successful in the ward, LG congresses, as well as the conducted local government councils election, through appointment as PAs, SAs, SSAs and commissioners.
Engineer Sule thanked the state congress committee and the party’s stakeholders for ensuring that the party conducted all the previous congresses, leading to the state emerging tops in the country.
Earlier speaking, immediate past governor of the state, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, while moving the motion for the adoption of consensus for the state congress, said the decision was a culmination of untiring activities over the months, since the ward congresses started.
He commended Engineer Sule, being the leader of the APC in the state, for ensuring the rationalization and fair distribution of party offices across the 13 local government areas, to achieve fairness and equitable consideration through consensus.
Senator Al-makura appreciated the team from Abuja, who, he maintained, are in Nasarawa State to guide the party through the due process for a proper democratic election.
Also speaking, first civilian governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said the decision taken by key stakeholders, which was being presented before the convention, was canvassed and discussed.
According to Senator Adamu, having considered all the options, the convention has agreed that the consensus approach that has served the state well be retained.
Earlier, in an opening remark, Chairman of the State Congress Committee, Abdullahi Garba Abbas, described the previous congresses held in the state as peaceful, fair and a representation of the people’s mandate.
Abbas disclosed that in the ward congresses, Nasarawa State emerged second in the country, while in the local government congresses, the state came first in the country.
He commended the governor, government, and people of the state, for giving the committee maximum support during the past congresses, expressing hope for a hitch free state congress.
The chairman used the opportunity to outline the nature and composition of the state congress.
In his opening address, State Interim Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC, Dr. John Mamman, thanked all the party’s stakeholders and members, for the support rendered the party that resulted in the successes recorded during the ward, LG congresses, as well as local government elections.