The Governor of Yobe state and Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, CENCPC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mala Buni said on Tuesday that warring factions in several state chapters of the party been reconciled.
He said his committee successfully resolved intra-party crisis in 11 states in the period under review.
Buni spoke in Abuja while inaugurating the party’s 12-man Reconciliation and Election Committee for Bayelsa Central and West Senatorial districts, led by Gombe State Governor Mohammad Inuwa Yahaya.
Represented by the committee’s Secretary, Senator James Akpanndoedehe, Buni said the committee also attracted some highly placed members of the opposition into the ruling party.
“You will all recall the ugly and unfortunate incidents that bedeviled our party, which threatened its existence and resulted in the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) and the emergence of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Committee, which I am opportune to chair.
“I am glad to state that the committee, upon assumption of office, engaged in genuine reconciliation to rebuild people’s confidence, trust and hope in the party.
“Let me say with all sense of appreciation and fulfillment that the committee had, in the last three months, reconciled life-threatening challenges for the party in 11 states across the country.
“Today, we proudly parade political heavyweights, like former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, former PDP National Chairman, Senator Barnabas Gemade, several members of the National Assembly, as well as Chief Jimoh Ibrahim, former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, Alhaji Salisu Takai and several others, while many others have also indicated interests to join the party,” he said.