The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on Tuesday gave their support to last month’s ward congresses organised by the National Caretaker Committee.
They expressed support for the interim leadership to conduct the local government, state congresses and national convention, and dismissed dissenting opinion on the legality of the party leadership.
The governors, who met under the aegis of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) on Sunday, endorsed the Mai Mala Buni-led committee to remain in charge of party affairs.
The forum’s communique signed by its chairman, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, commended the progress made so far by the caretaker committee in actualising the directive of the National Executive Committee (NEC).
“Forum reviewed progress being made by the APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee in the effort to rebuild structures of the party at all levels and commends members of the Caretaker Committee, led by His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, for the successful conduct of the ward congresses across the country.
“Accordingly, Forum reaffirmed its support for the Caretaker Committee to proceed to conduct Local Government, State Congresses, and National Convention, in line with the mandate of the National Executive Committee.”
“Satisfied with the conduct of the just concluded Ward Congress, the Forum commended party members for their commitment to the process of rebuilding the APC and urged them to give support at all times to the party leadership at all levels.”
The forum expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the recent Supreme Court judgment on the Ondo State governorship election, which it said, recognised the legal status of both the APC Caretaker Committee and its composition.
“However, the governor refrained from joining issues with the voice of dissent over the preparations for the local government and state congresses, and the national conventio