As the ruling the All Progressives Congress sets to hold National convention to elect its leaders , a collection of the party’s support groups in Northwest zone has thrown her weight behind the candidature of senator Umaru Tanko Almakura as National chairman .
In a press statement, coordinator of the group, Comrade Yusuf Amoke said Almakura would be a bridge builder whom he noted possessed all leadership qualities the party needed to maintain her supremacy and relevance in Nigeria’s politics, adding that the party’s victory at the poll in the forthcoming 2023 election would be an easy one with the former governor of Nasarawa at helm of affairs.
He described the only CPC governor in 2011 as an accomplished businessman
whose strategies he noted would be a huge advantage for the party to winning the 2023 general election at the center and across the states of the Federation.
“It is with a great conviction and a call on patriotic responsibility that we call on you today to openly adopt the candidacy of Sen. Tanko Umar Almakura as the National Chairman of our great party, the APC.
” It is no longer news, the crisis bedevilling our great party from the days of Mr. Oyegun up to date, most especially now that Mr. President is out of contest as a result of his completion of the two term tenure as President of Nigeria. At a trying times like this, our party needs a bridge builder, a detribalized Nigerian with high sense of responsibility with the needed experience and exposure to lead us aright.
“We need a unifying figure, a peace maker and a gentleman to take us out of the woods. All of these characteristics we found in Senator Umaru Tanko Almakura.
“He is a business man who understands the value of money, a Governor who understands the taste of victory under opposition central government as well as under ruling government and a father who understands the plight of his children.
“The above qualities and more, led us to an uncontemplating conviction that with Sen. Almakura, our party will come out stronger and better to lead this country out of dungeon of unrest and economic stagnation the PDP led us into.
The NORTH-WEST APC SUPPORT GROUPS on this day declare openly and emphatically our support for Senator Umaru Tanko Almakura for the National Chairman of our party, APC , ” Amoke said.