The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Lasun Yussuff, has commended the manner in which the two-day national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was conducted.
Lasun, who spoke to news men on the sidelines of the Convention today, Sunday, argued that this is the first time in the history of Nigeria that a political party would have a national chairman that served out his term without threats or outright removal.
The lawmaker, who congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for displaying exemplary leadership quality and for sustaining a cordial relationship with the immediate past national executive of the party, also praised the immediate past Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun for his political dexterity that played a vital role through the merger process leading to the victory of the APC in the 2015 presidential elections as well as his cordial working relationship with other leading political stalwarts in the APC, such as Chief Bisi Akande, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Ogbonaya Onu among others in navigating the party through turbulence.
Lasun said that when the book of political party formation and administration would be written, copious credits and references will be given to them.
The Deputy Speaker while congratulating the newly elected National Chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomole said the new party chairman was coming with a loaded credential not only as the immediate past two term governor of Edo state but a man who made his name out of agitation based on fairness and justice from the Labour community.
Lasun also congratulated the other members of the new executive of the party praying that Allah will guide them and help them to deal squarely and fairly with whatever outstanding issues that may not have been totally sorted by the past exco.
The Deputy Speaker looks forward to the profound oversight and guidance of the Oshiomole led new leadership in the forthcoming Osun State Gubernatorial primary elections, where the people will be allowed to exercise their free discretion to vote through their recognized delegates of the party at the primary election just as it was in Edo state, and recently in Ekiti state for an aspirant that represents their hope stressing that “this is sine-qua-non to our victory at the general election.”
He also congratulated the chairman of the 2018 Convention committee, Governor Badaru of Jigawa State and the entire members of the committee “for organising a very transparent and near hitch free event that has further elevated the profile of our great party”.
He described the convention as “a new high for the party, a boost in the profile of the party and an additional impetus and point of attraction for those still contemplating joining the party and pride to existing members.” [myad]