President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the success the party had so far achieved in establishing good governance.
Speaking today, Saturday at the National Convention of the part in Abuja, the Presidency said: “the unresolved cases we have is the price we have to pay for success, as everyone wants to be associated with a winning team.”
He assured all the party members that despite a few lingering issues with the congresses in some states, the party will emerge stronger after the convention.
“I am imploring all those with grievances to keep faith with the party until we put things right.”
The President also appealed to all to put the party ahead of personal considerations and to accept the outcome of the exercise in good faith. “You are all important to our party’s progress and all must come together to ensure success in the forthcoming polls so as to enable us to continue the good work we have been doing for our fellow Nigerians.”
He thanked the outgoing National Executives of the party for their tireless efforts in securing victory for the party at the last elections and managing the success thereafter.
“I have been following the preparations leading to this event and I must commend this Convention Committee under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Badaru Abubakar for providing a level playing field and instilling confidence in both aspirants and delegates with their thorough approach and adherence to transparency.
“I commend all the delegates from across the country for your sacrifice and patience, travelling all the way from your different destinations and waiting in inclement weather, as it has been raining all the day. Thank you for your commitment.
“The adoption of consensus as a first option is commendable and the process has led to a lot of healing and cohesion across the states and the zones, and where elections are inevitable, I have been assured that the process adopted will result in clear and undisputed results. Again I am appealing to all contestants to keep faith with the party.”