Nigeria: We don’t have godfathers in APC — El-Rufai
The Protem National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress and former Minister of FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, said on Saturday there would be no room for godfatherism in the party.
El-Rufai who represented the Protem National Chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande, at a national conference organised by the Movement for a Better Future in Kaduna on Saturday, said, “Nobody will take the APC and put it in his pocket. We will have no godfathers in this party. All those who want to be godfathers should go the PDP.”
He said the leadership of the party had issued guidelines to set up a Harmonisation Committee in the 36 states of the federation to ensure the fusion of the three parties that make up the APC.
He added that the national leadership of the party would soon conclude work on the committee and appealed to members to desist from making comments or giving the impression that leaders had been selected for the party at various states “because no leader has emerged yet.”
He also noted that leaders of the APC would emerge from the Harmonisation Committee, being worked out by the leadership of the party.
”The national executive has issued guidelines for the setting up of harmonisation committees in the various states.
“The harmonisation committees are not caretaker or interim committees, but just harmonisation committee. The objective is to ensure the fusion of the three parties into one political party.
“They are to ensure that meetings take place at all levels. By next week, we hope to finish work on the harmonisation committee for them to start work right away, ” he said
Speaking on the theme, ‘Nigeria: the new vision,’ a former governor of Kano State and member of the merger committee of the All Progressive Party, Mr. Ibrahim Shekarau decried the security situation in the country, saying the PDP-led government was a “total failure.”
He noted that the only answer to the failure of the government was to get the right people on the front seat of governance in the next political dispensation.