By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The differences among leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state, yesterday resolved to work together for the growth and success of the party in the 2023 governorship election in the state.
Recall that the APC has been enmeshed in crisis between the key stakeholders, which has held the party down, but addressing journalists after about three hours meeting held with the caretaker chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni, at the APC National Secretariat, the APC Taraba State chairman, Barrister Tukur El – Sudi, said contentious issues affecting the unity and progress of the party in the state were discussed and resolved.
He said the party was in disarray after the 2019 general election with most members dumping APC for other parties, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), hence there has never been cohesion in the party.
According to the State chairman, the party realised that to move forward to achieve victory in coming elections, it became necessary for interested members to come together, iron out differences, and take strategic steps to win back the state from the PDP. He said the issue of funding of the party is top of the meeting agenda.
Also speaking, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf, a Commissioner representing Taraba State at the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission, said the party is now united once again as evident in the calibre of stakeholders at the Abuja peace parley.
Introducing members at the meeting, Yusuf said they include past and present state and National Assemblies members, including Senator Yusuf Yusuf, representing Taraba North Senatorial District, university dons, and captains of industries.
These big wigs, he said can stand and win elections for the APC in the state.
Yusuf said “all stakeholders in the APC branch of the state are solidly behind the state chairman, Barrister El – Sudi and we all pass a vote of confidence on the chairman.
“We will not be distracted by any rumoured division. We will ensure that we reposition our party ahead of 2023”.