By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, has said that the Caretaker National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, is committed to building a strong political party that would stand the test of time to win elections.
In a statement issued yesterday by his Director General on Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, to mark this year’s Eid El Kabir celebration, Buni said also that the party, under his leadership, would execute its programmes as scheduled with every sense of commitment and patriotism.
“The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee would ensure the programmes of the party are meticulously executed with every member given a sense of belonging”, part of the statement said.
Buni who called for national unity as Muslim faithful celebrate Eid-el-Kabir Sallah festival, said the period of Eid-el-Kabir, calls for a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail.
“This occasion teaches love, sacrifice, honesty, generosity and above all, the fear of God”, Governor Buni observed.
He called on Nigerians to support each other, irrespective of political and socio-cultural differences to entrench national unity and cohesion, saying “there is great strength in our diversity”.
“I wish to appeal to privileged persons to imbibe the lessons of this occasion to support less privileged persons.”
He noted that the virtues of love, honesty, sacrifice and being our brother’s keepers would cement the cracks in Nigeria’s national unity, peace and progress.
Governor Buni assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is committed to restoring peace and security across the country.
He appealed against politicizing security matters saying, “it is a common problem that should be fought collectively and defeated for the common good of the country”.
“I appeal to Nigerians to support, cooperate and encourage the security operatives in their patriotic duty of ensuring security and safety across the country” Buni said.