By Christiana Ekpa
The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has commended the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to extend the tenure of the acting chairman of the party’s interim leadership.
In a statement he issued yesterday in Abuja, Okechukwu, who is a chieftain of the party said the decision will go a long way to invigorate the party and reposition it for victory.
“One highly commends the profound and excellent decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of our great party aimed at repositioning and reinvigorating our party.
“First and foremost, I sincerely concur with the six months extension, as this will enable Governor M.M.Buni’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to not only reconcile the party, but to conduct valid biometric registration nationwide.
“This is what our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu embarked upon in 2013, when we were newly registered. It was botched by the Peoples Democratic Party led federal government.
“The biometric registration will enable us to know with a punch of button our membership
from all the Polling Units, Wards, LGAs and States nationwide.
“With biometric registration we will plan elections both primaries and main elections better.
“On the dissolution of executives across the board, it is a welcome development in the repositioning and reinvigoration of our great party.
“In sum, one appeals to Buni’s CECPC to diligently conduct free and fair congresses and convention. This will strengthen and give a sense of belonging to all.
“Am happy with the excellent
decision and thank Mr President; as we have commenced the birth of a new brand and remodeled political party”, Okechukwu said.