From Umar Dankano, Yola and Ikechukwu Okaforadi, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamawa state chapter, has commenced moves to reconcile the various factions and stakeholders which had characterized the party during the 2019 governorship election held in the state.
At the weekend, it convened a stakeholders meeting to reconcile aggrieved parties, including the three major factions that characterised the party in the state for a very long time.
Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Billal, while addressing the stakeholders and teeming members of the party at the meeting held in Yola Saturday said it has became very imminent for the three blocs sharply divided over sundry issues to come together in the interest of the party.
Billal called for the immediate dissolution of the existing factions which was believed to be a major setback that brought the party to lose the state and other vital post at the 2019 General elections in the state and nation at large.
Billal appealed to the stakeholders to sheath their swords so that the unity of the party can be regained again for the future electoral engagements, stressing that “United we stand, Divided we fall”.
Peoples Daily reports that the party in the state has been in political crisis as a result of factional disputes between Former Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, Former EFCC Boss, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and President Buhari’s in law, Alhaji Modi Halilu, over the gubernatorial race during the 2019 elections.
In an interview with journalists after the reconciliatory meeting. Mallam Nuhu Ribadu said they were present at the meeting for the sake of their supporters.
Ribadu stated that the meeting was timely so that they can come together to forgive and forget with a view to forge ahead.
Ribadu confessed that they have realised that the division among them made them and their teeming supporters to lose out, saying “We are the leaders of the party in Adamawa state and therefore the need we bury the hatchet and this meeting had all carders of members, the lower, the high and mighty for the reconciliation in the interest of our people, our state, as well as our party, the APC”, Ribadu said.
Former Senator Binta Garba Masi also disclosed to journalists that the reconciliatory meeting started some two months ago with a sole reason to unravel what went wrong so that at the conclusion, the family must remain one.
Our correspondent in Yola reported that the reconciliation committee is headed by Former Minister of state for Interior, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Adamu, with SGF, Boss GIda Mustapha, Former Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow, Former EFCC Boss, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and Modi Halilu, as members, among others.