President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, said that the success of Governor Mai Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee made many political heavyweights joined the ruling party.
The President also make a reference to the defection of Governor David Umahi to APC
Buhari made these acknowledgements at the virtual Emergency National Executive Council Meeting of the APC at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.
Buhari said: “Healthy debates are now taking place and the potential for organs of the party to affirm majority positions as the decision of the party is now possible,” Buhari noted.
“Despite the challenge to restore peace in the party and the series of elections at hand, the fact that we have gained more members and that we are not losing members to the opposition under the present interim leadership indicates improvement for the party.
“In fact, we have begun to win back our members who left us, and other notable political leaders are being attracted to our party.
“In this regard, I hereby acknowledge the return of many party stalwarts and their supporters, and particularly, His Excellency, David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State.
“This confirms that we are indeed making progress as a party of choice for Nigerians as we move towards the resolution of our leadership challenge.