No way for godfatherism in APC- Nasir El-Rufai

The Protem National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday stated that godfatherism does not and will not exist in the party.

El-Rufai, who represented the Protem National Chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande, at a national conference organised by the Movement for a Better Future in Kaduna said, “Nobody will take the APC and put it in his pocket. We will have no godfathers in this party. All those who want to be godfathers should go to the PDP.”

The former Minister of the FCT explained that the party had issued guidelines to set up a Harmonious Committee in the 36 states of the federation which will accommodate the three parties that make up the APC.

He appealed to members to stop giving the impression that leaders had been selected for the party at various states, since leaders had not emerged yet.

His words; “The national executive has issued guidelines for the setting up of harmonization committees in the various states.

“The harmonization committees are not caretaker or interim committees, but just harmonization committee. The objective is to ensure the fusion of the three parties into one political party.

“They are to ensure that meetings take place at all levels. By next week, we hope to finish work on the harmonization committee for them to start work right away, ” he said Speaking on the theme, ‘Nigeria: The New Vision,’ a former governor of Kano State and member of the merger committee of the All Progressive Party, Ibrahim Shekarau decried the security situation in the country, saying the PDP-led government was a “total failure.”

He noted that the only answer to government failure was to get the right people on the front-seat of governance in the next political dispensation.

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