From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Chairman of All Progressives Congress Niger State, Engr. Muhammad Jibril Imam has said that the just concluded congresses of the party from the ward to the state levels have again strengthened the party, especially from the lessons on how to tackle challenges of general election come 2019.
Engr. Imam made this known at the weekend in Minna while speaking to some Journalists to review all the congresses in the state and how the state APC stakeholders agreed to affirmation rather than outright election.
“We have learnt from the congresses to do a lot of work to solidify the party; we will meet those who are aggrieved within the party. We know the people, we will meet them; we have learnt a lot of lessons,” he stated.
He assured that the party will do more work than it did in 2015 to come out victorious in 2019, because a lot have happened between 2015 and 2019 and that the position the party was before going into 2015 election will be different from that of 2019.
The APC chairman hinted that in Niger state the APC is lucky because the party has a lot to show in the state saying that “ for instance in the area of education through the whole school approach school structures that have not being touched for 50 years have been totally turned around” .
On the coalition of political parties against APC by 2019, he boasted that no amount of coalition or third force that could stop the victory of the APC in the forthcoming polls adding that in democracy opposition was a normal thing and crucial for its existence.
The party Chairman stated that there must be both negative and the positive for the system to work, adding that if the opposition make constructive suggestion where the party in government was not doing well, correction could be taken to improve the system.
“In democracy it is about negative and positive , we need the two, it can not be one alone, the more they tell us our mistakes the more we take corrections and get stronger, that is the beauty of democracy:” he concluded.