APC FCT says unity among members critical to party, Nigeria’s development


Alhaji Zakari Babale, Secretary Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the unity of the party’s members is critical to its development and the country generally.

He said this on Thursday in Abuja while receiving into the party’s fold, Dr Ahmed Tijani Ibrahim, who recently retired as Legal Advisor, Director Legal from the NYSC.

Babale who received Ibrahim on behalf of the council’s Chairman, Alhaji Abbas Baba, described him as a great asset who had proved himself in service to the country over the years.

He said the coming of Ibrahim who had never been into politics into the APC was very strategic.

Babale who is also the Chairman APC FCT Secretary’s Forum expressed optimism that Ibrahim would help reposition and revive the party ahead of 2027 general election.

He noted that though the FCT APC had some challenges, it was not time for its members to grumble, but a time to join efforts with the President Bola Tinubu-led administration in building a better society for all.

He said the unity and commitment of the APC’s members in ensuring the implementation of Tinubu’s Renewal Hope Agenda was critical to the country’s development.

The APC AMAC secretary advised that when opposition political parties were doing everything to pull President Tinubu and the APC down through negative propaganda, its members should remain committed to it.

He, therefore, called on the party’s
members to be united in projecting the Federal Government’s policies and programmes in the interest of all.

He further called on Nigerians to continue being patient with President Tinubu, adding that his economy programmes and policies maybe painful, it was all for the good of the country at the long run.

In his remarks, Ibrahim said he joined the APC out of conviction that it meant well for Nigerians, saying there was need for all to support the vision and policies of President Tinubu in moving the country forward.

He noted that in spite of the country’s challenges, Tinubu had done so much in the areas of security, agriculture, education, health, youth, human capital development and social investment.

He added that the president’s Renewed Hope Agenda was already working, especially in the area of youth inclusion in politics and governance.

He said the Tinubu-led administration had stabilised the polity and was working on recovering the country’s economic as well as improving its bilateral relationship with other countries.

Ibrahim added that the administration had also given voice to the voiceless, especially in the areas of human rights and all inclusive appointments.

“In this regard all hands must be on deck to support the president in his Renewed Hope Agenda, in other to move the country forward and move it to a greater and enviable height,” he said.

He further said that he was joining the APC to help build it and contribute his quota to national development, adding that all hands must be on deck to development the country.

He expressed appreciation to Abdulmalik Usman, Chairman of FCT APC and its members for their advice, counselling and for accepting him into the party.

“I am very delighted to be in your midst today, because today is the day that the Almighty God created.I will like to thank God for bringing us together.

“I have no doubt that today I am joining a good family with very eminent personalities and people who have contributed to the advancement of our dear and great country,” he said.

Ibrahim described APC member at the event as persons who had established reputation and integrity beyond the party and across states of the federation.

He said his desire and intension was to work assiduously with the party’s leaders in the FCT and at the national and state levels to build it and work to make the country better for all.

“In this regard I crave your indulgence to support the party in all its policies and programmes.I promise to work hard for the peace and progress of this great party and the country generally,” he said.

The event was attended by APC stakeholders from the FCT six area councils and some of its chieftains from Edo, Ibrahim’s home state.

The party’s flag and a broom, its symbol was handed over to Ibrahim after he formally registered as its member and charged to remain loyal and committed to its advancement.(https://newsatlarge.ng)

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