Claim of 41m members fictitious, Bauchi APC gubernatorial aspirant tells party chair, Adamu
– Adds: APC must ensure fair primaries to gain confidence of electorate
By Charly Agwam – Bauchi
A gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bauchi State, Al’ameen Muhammed has said that the claim of 41m million member strength by former Caretaker Chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni during the just concluded APC National Convention, is fictitious.
Muhammed said this in a congratulatory message sighted by bestof9ja on Monday, where he also advised the new National Chairman of party, Abdullahi Adamu to ensure credible, free and fair primary elections across the country.
He said: “It is such a critical time for our party especially that we are facing a different Nigeria and Nigerians in the 2023 general election. We are faced with unprecedented challenges of insecurity, in all the nook and crannies of the country. The faith of Nigerians in APC is at its lowest ebb. Nigeria needs you, Senator Adamu.
“I congratulate you, Senator Adamu for emerging as the national chairman of our party. At your age and with the intimidating CV you have, nobody dare try test your will. You can not be waylaid, nobody can try to prank you. You can not afford to be an errand boy. You cannot be a naive hargiographer. You have all the opportunity on earth to write your name in gold. Posterity awaits you to make history and I am confident that you will make history because you have all it takes to make it.”
Exposing what he called the lies of the past leadership, he added: “The figures of 41 million membership is one example of mere gimmick and a figment of imaginations of self deception. These are meant to misguide you into believing that all is well in the party. Thank God almighty, that you led the national reconciliations of warring and aggrieved members of the party.
“There are very tussiling and very disturbing inner wranglings and rumblings in our party. There are animosities, contempt and suspicion among members. Use your ability and competence to bring peace and harmony in the party. Reach out to the aggrieved and be magnanimous; be a fair and just umpire. Give people listening ears. Raise dashed hopes to life. Give everyone a sense of belonging and a feeling of security that justice has come to reign in the party.”