By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) all over the country to work for genuine reconciliation “for the benefit of our people and our nation.”
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President gave this directive yesterday in Abuja when he received a group of APC members including Professor Hafiz Abubakar, a former Deputy Governor of Kano State who returned to the party after their departure to various platforms.
The group was led to the President by the governor of Jigawa state, Abubakar Badaru.
In welcoming the party leaders back to the APC, the President said the house was large enough to accommodate everyone and promised to speak to the leadership of the party and government in Kano to accommodate and work with the returnees.
In addition to Professor Hafiz, a staunch ally of Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso Kwankwaso who resigned as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s Deputy, the other returnees include a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Architect Aminu Dabo; the immediate past National Treasurer, Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa; Security Adviser to Kwankwaso, General Danjuma Dambazau (rtd); Engineer Mu’azu Magaji, all of them staunch members of the Kwankwasiyya as well as Senator Isa Zarewa who left in protest against the last primaries.
Responding to the Presidential directive, Kano state Governor Abdullai Umar Ganduje welcomed the return of the party stalwarts and assured the President that he was ready to work with everyone to record yet another historic victory in the general elections.