The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, says there was serious need for reconciliation of all party members as the house was big enough to accommodate all members and even welcome a lot more.
The Northeast representative on the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Professor Tahir Mamman (SAN) stated this while addressing members of the party at the Secretariat in Jalingo on Thursday.
He said, there was serious need for reconciliation of all party members as the house was big enough to accommodate all members and even welcome a lot more.
“There should be justice and a level playing ground for all, regardless of their background and class”. Said Mammam.
He urged the party faithfuls in Taraba state to close ranks and work together to ensure victory in subsequent elections in the state.
According to him, the members must work together if they really want to achieve the desired results, adding that they are all critical stakeholders and must allow unity and party interest to prevail.
“You must begin to select leaders and your representatives based on their track records of good works and worthy characters rather than sentiments and biases.
Mammama lso emphasized that it is very important that as party members, they must distinguish themselves from the norm that has kept the party system in the country backward for so long.
He further urged the party to carry women along and ensure that they are fully represented in all the activities of the party and give them chances for elective positions so that they do not feel sidelined in the state.
Earlier, the state Chairman, Tukur El-Sudi lamented that despite working hard for the success of the party, the APC in Taraba was poorly represented at the Federal level and urged the federal government to consider giving more positions to party members in the state.
El-Sudi, also lamented that many federal government empowerment schemes in the state were highjacked by the PDP which is the ruling party, repackaged and shared to their members to look as though they were incentives provided by the state government.
The Chairman, insisted that the APC has demonstrated steady progression in the state in the last two general elections when the party scored over 290,000 votes and 335,000 in 2015 and 2019 elections respectively and is positioned to take over power in the state, with adequate support of the government at the Federal level.
In their separates contributions, some APC members at the meeting including women from the 3 zones of the state, expressed dismay on the way some elected members at various political positions are treating them and urged the National leadership to look into their plights.
They however, commended and appreciated the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee for taking the right step in addressing the issues.