Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State and Chairman of the Caretaker-Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the party is working towards retaining power for at least 32 years to effectively implement its manifesto.
He said this while inaugurating the party’s 61-member Contact and Strategy Committee, at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
According to him, it is necessary for the party to be in power to consolidate on the delivery of the dividends of democracy which it has been delivering since it came into power in 2015.
He explained that the committee was set to map out strategies and prepare grounds for the actualization of the party’s objective.
He noted that the party under his leadership had achieved its core mandate of reconciling aggrieved party members and attracting new members.
He said: “The constitution of the Strategy and Contact committee, therefore, is to consolidate the achievements we are making in building a strong party with a solid structure that would accomplish APC to stand the test of time.
“Our vision is to provide a wheel that will drive the party to go beyond sixth, seventh and even eighth terms of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve the lives of Nigerians and, to remain Nigeria’s leading political party.
“This committee is, therefore, very key to our process of transition towards successful congresses and national convention and, to establish a very solid, reputable and reliable future for the party.
“The high powered committee is to be chaired by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar.”