Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended members of the Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee for the work they are doing in repositioning the governing party.
The President gave the commendation during Tuesday’s virtual interaction with the governors of the APC-controlled States, which also had Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.
Following the suspension of the National Chairman and the National Working Committee of the APC in June, the National Executive Committee of the party chose the Yobe State Governor and others as the Chairman and members of the Caretaker Committee as well as of the extraordinary National Convention Committee respectively.
According to Buhari, ‘I am pleased with the Chairman and the work of the committee. He is highly mobile in the efforts to coordinate and strengthen the party. I am happy with his personal efforts.’
The President also appreciated the efforts of the APC Governors following the successful conduct of the party primaries in Edo and Ondo States, adding that, “I am happy that they knew their responsibilities as Governors and had identified the right priorities.”
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the Governor of Kebbi State and Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Senator Atiku Bagudu, thanked President Buhari for taking the right steps to resolve the crisis in the party.
The APC Governors also commended the President for his handling of security issues and the economy, noting in particular, the success recorded in pulling the country out of the 2016 economic recession as well as the ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘We are proud of your leadership and achievements,’ the Governors told the President.
President Buhari met in a virtual session on Tuesday with APC Governors from Abuja.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, were physically present at the meeting.