The chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Governor Mai Mala Buni, on Monday, said the party under his leadership has been rescued from imminent collapse and disintegration.
He noted that at the time the party’s National Executive Committee took office last year, the party was enmeshed in a civil war, which threatened the core of the party but that various confidence building steps taken by the party has restored peace.
Buni, who is also the governor of Yobe State, said this in an address at the first APC National Youth Conference with the theme: ‘The Future Is A Decision’, which was held at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
“I am pleased to say that collectively, we have rescued a troubled party that was heading towards imminent collapse and disintegration, to a very strong, solid, reliable and ever-growing political party,” Buni noted.
The governor maintained that the youth conference could not have come at a better time because the party was undergoing a process of complete rebirth, recovery, rehabilitation, rejuvenation, and repositioning.
Buni said that the future of APC and Nigeria as a whole depended largely on the youths as such, the party under his watch could not afford to leave them behind in the rebuilding process.
The Yobe governor said, “We must invest in the youth for a better future for the party and country. Therefore, this conference and theme are both strategic and timely for a prosperous future for the party and our beloved country.”
Speaking further, Buni commended the APC youths for cooperating with the party by remaining united to its course during her turbulent times.
He explained that steps such as the membership registration and revalidation have given every member a new sense of belonging and rebuilt confidence in the APC as truly the largest party in Africa.
Buni said, “This also explains why the Caretaker committee under my leadership took a deliberate position of engaging the youth in every process. As part of our strategic approach to youth engagement, a committee on youth, women and people with special needs was constituted during the membership registration and revalidation exercise.”