APC Chairmanship: Group Tips Akume Ahead Of Others

APC Chairmanship: Group Tips Akume Ahead Of Others

Caleb Ishaya

As aspirants and their supporters are warming up for the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Convention schedule for February 26, this year, some APC leaders have given assurance that former governor of Benue State and the current Minister of Intergovernmental affairs, Senator George Akume, stands tall among other aspirants for the position of the national chairman of the party.

Speaking to journalists Friday in Abuja, Chairman Contact Committee and Media group for Senator George Akume campaign team, Chief Simon Shango, who led other prominent APC leaders and media personalities, said if elected the minister will work towards ensuring that the APC becomes a model in political party administration in Nigeria and beyond.

According to Shango, if Senator Akume is elected, he will be committed to upholding the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that of the APC.

“He will respect the powers and responsibilities of all organs and officers of the Party, which is necessary to entrench internal democracy and party discipline.

“All the Party organs, officers and stakeholders need to work in harmony to consolidate our position as the dominant and ruling party in Nigeria. Senator George Akume’s vision is an APC which will be a model in political party administration in Nigeria and beyond”.

He noted that Senator  Akume has done a lot for APC right from the time of the Inerger. Also, that he is not a businessman as he consistently sets his mind towards service to the good people of Nigeria.

“In relative terms and by all accounts including the views of many APC stakeholders and generality of Nigerians, Senator George Akume is clearly the best aspirant for the job. Consequently, such press attacks are not surprising but would not dampen but augment the support of key stakeholders and Nigerians in general”.

The media team assured that Akume will encourage women in general to strive to occupy significant portions of the political and governance spaces.

Akume’s  six points agenda according to the party leaders include; To boost the confidence in the APC,  hold periodic Town Hall Interactive Sessions around the country, convey feedback to the APC Governments at all levels, promote and participate in a robust social media communication scheme to feel the pulse of Nigerians, especially the youths and encourage and respective the APC Governments to appropriately act on key issues raised.

The leaders were led by Chief Simone Shango, former National Publicity Secretary of National Party of Nigeria , NPN, Barr. Sam Ode, former Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs and a governorship aspirant, Chief Ray Murphy, Publisher, Summit Newspapers, Chief Terlumun Akputu, a governorship aspirant, Prof. Terhemba Shija, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor, among others.

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