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APC Congress: Borno Stakeholders Adopt Consensus Option

Stakeholders endorsing consensus at the meeting

Ahead of Saturday nationwide Ward Congress of APC members of the party in Borno have resolved to adopt consensus in the selection of party executives

The decision was taken on Tuesday at a Critical Stakeholders Meeting of the party in Maiduguri.

The State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur moved motion for the adoption of consensus after deliberations at the meeting and was seconded by one Abdu Musa before it was put to voice-vote where all stakeholders holders including members of Natioanal Assembly, State Assembly and Council Chairmen unanimously agreed.

Earlier in his address, Gov. Babagana Zulum urged stakeholders to ensure that party rules and regulations were strictly observed in the coming congresses.

Zulum noted how non compliance with party rules and regulations in some states resulted in litigations that affected the chances of APC in the last general elections.

He urged the party in the state not to engage in any thing that would threatened the unity of the party in the state.

Shettima and Ma’aji

Speaking on the development, former governor of the state who participated in the stakeholders meeting, Sen. Maina Ma’aji, said the consensus method remain the best and would further unite and make the party strong in the state.

Ma’aji said stakeholders were satisfied and convinced that there was no desire by the governor or apex leadership of the party in the state to impose their will or candidate on the party.

“What you observed inside the hall is laying the foundation of a united, strong and purposeful congress,” Ma’aji said.

Also speaking, another former governor of the state, Sen. Kashim Shettima, said they resolved as a family to adopt the consensus which is allowed by the party constitution.

“Be rest assured that the leadership that will emerged would be all inclusive and all embracing.

“All segment of our party will have a sense of belonging. We have always acted as one political family in Borno,” Shettima said.

Sen. Ndume

In his contribution, Sen. Ali Ndume also said that consensus is the best way to go and that they were hopeful of things going smoothly.

“In Borno we are used to it. We have good leadership and unity among us,” Ndume said.

On his part, the State party chairman, Alhaji Ali Dalori, expressed satisfaction with adoption of consensus and urged party members to work towardd hitch free congresses.




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