…Gov says stronger Internal democracy underway
The Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national level is setting up the process for the review of the party’s constitution, saying it would put the party on a more modern pedestal for better performance.
Ganduje stated this during the APC Constitution Review Meeting for the North West, held at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.
The 8-man Review Committee sent from the national headquarters of the party, is under the chairmanship of Professor Tahir Mamman.
The Governor described the culture of democratic practice in the country, as abandoning all party structures after every election, and mentioned that, “In our culture in democratic practice in Nigeria is that, after elections parties are abandoned until when another election is around the corner.
“But our great party, the APC, now said ‘No to this.’ Even during elections, you will see that, it is only candidates who control parties, not party leaders. We also said ‘No to this.”
Commending the effort, he said “By this constitution review meeting, we are reassessing the process and the situation. At the end of it all, we will produce a document that will control the conduct of our party people, our government at all levels and all who are involved.”
Reiterating the commitment of Kano, as a strong political entity, to the review process, governor Ganduje reveals that, “We in Kano, we take all party issues very seriously. We have strong party caucuses at Ward, local government and state levels. And they all meet monthly.”
“We also meet with principal officers of the party from all the 44 local governments. We are sure that this process will further strengthen our internal democracy.”