By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) elected National Executive Committee (Non- National Working Committee) members on Thursday at a meeting with the party’s national leadership, passed a vote of confidence on the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee.
A statement issued yesterday by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yakini Nabena, said this is sequel to an earlier vote of confidence passed on the APC Caretaker Committee by 36 State APC Chairmen, including the Federal Capital Territory.
The statement said also that the Non-NWC NEC members in a position paper jointly signed by Abubakar Sadiq Saadu (Chairman) and David Okumba (Secretary) and addressed to the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, also identified and urged the APC Caretaker Committee priority attention to areas such as APC reward system, internal democracy, membership drive, administrative structure, and general welfare.
According to the statement, “Our concerns and recommendations are borne out of our collective desire for a more viable and prosperous APC… We wish to reaffirm our confidence in your ability to contribute meaningfully in salvaging our beloved party and return it to the fast lane of electoral victories.”
At the meeting held at the party’s national secretariat, it was disclosed that the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni is already working with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration to urgently address the reward system for dedicated and loyal party members.
The statement said this is particularly on appointment of deserving party members into several boards, agencies and parastatals of government.
“Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Sen. John Akpan Udoedehe who disclosed this, stated that since the inauguration of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, the Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni has worked assiduously to bring peace and reposition the party.
“He informed NEC members that Governor Mai Mala Buni proposed the recently-inaugurated tripartite Executive/Legislative/APC consultative Committee which is ensuring synergy, good governance and accelerated implementation of the Next Level agenda.
“Governor Mai Mala Buni at our last meeting with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo spoke boldly on the issue of the reward system for deserving party members.” Udoedehe told the NEC members at the consultative meeting”, the statement said.