Abdullahi Sule, Nasarawa State governor, has asked members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to elect his predecessor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, as the next chairman of the party.
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He made the appeal while receiving some persons who defected to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Sule noted that the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), founded by President Muhammadu Buhari, was one of the legacy parties of the APC.
He emphasized that Al-Makura played a critical role leading the then CPC into the merger which brought about the APC.
The governor appealed to the hierarchy of the ruling APC to consider the CPC caucus and the immediate past governor of the state as the party’s next national chairman.
Sule specifically called on the national leadership of the APC to consider the CPC, being the only legacy party that is yet to produce the national chairman of the party.
“Two of the legacy parties, ACN and ANPP each produced two national chairmen of the APC.
“The only legacy party that is yet to produce the national chairman is the CPC,” he stated.
According to the governor, once the CPC is allowed to produce the next chairman of the APC during its forthcoming national convention, it is only fair to consider the state.
The governor welcomed the decampees into the ruling party and promised to carry everyone along.
Ali Modu Sheriff, former Borno State governor, has also indicated interest in the position, but said he will contest if the seat is zoned to the North-east.