APC chieftain backs states EXCO dissolution, constitution of caretaker committees.

By Mohammed Kaka misau, Bauchi

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, Pharmacist Ibrahim Madaki Sale has said that the recent dissolution of the Executive councils of the party across the 36 states of the federation was a welcome decision.

Pharm. Sale who is one of the founding fathers of the APC in Bauchi stated in an exclusive interview with our correspondent at his office on Monday.

The APC stalwart averred that the decision of the party to convert the dissolved states Executives of the party to caretaker committeeship for six months will ginger them to work towards smooth transition.

“In my opinion, the dissolution of the executives of the APC nationwide is a good thing, this is because everybody is aware that the election that was conducted under the supervision of the national body of the party did not go down well with some people but we just accepted it as an act of God”, the ex commissioner said.

He said that after the Congresses that saw to the emergence of the former excos left many members with grievances, adding that he was one of the aggrieved persons but later took it as an act of God because of loyalty to the party.

“We were many, we were loyal party members but we felt we were not treated well by the party. But I think it is normal to have internal crisis in democracy, so we realized later that we need to be patient, because we knew that it is not possible to please everybody”, he explained.

According to Alhaji Sale, efforts were made to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party failed to yield the desired result as the aggrieved members were not satisfied with the process.

He further said that what they did was to refused the temptation of leaving the party as they remained loyal to see the next thing to be done.

“But we thank God that we have been praying to be united once again so that our party will move forward and God answered us, here we are, they have been dissolved and given the mandate to serve in acting capacity”, the party stalwart said.

He expressed believe that the six months given to the caretaker committees will be enough to conduct Congresses where credible party members would be elected.

“I believed that those who have the intention to contest will have enough time to get prepared and those who are piloting the affairs of the party will do so up to the time when the Congresses will hold for party members to elect that will lead them”, he said.

Sale also believed that the six months duration given will avail the people who wish to register with the APC obtain membership cards before the congresses.

Sale who served as commissioner in the ministry of Culture and Tourism during the administration of former Governor Isah Yuguda, was also in charge of the Sports and Social welfare ministry in the immediate past government of Barrister Mohammed Adullahi Abubakar.

According to him, after all these, the party will become united, reiterating that what the national body of the party did was in good faith.

He said “those who were leading have now known that the party cared about them that is why APC been a party that has the wisdom, deemed it fit to reappoint them as caretaker committees pending when congresses would be held to elect new leaders, to me, justice has been done to them.

Alhaji Sale who expressed optimisms that the APC will continue to wax stronger despite losing governorship seat in Bauchi maintained that the people of the state love the party and its manifestos.

The APC chieftain who lamented that youth have not been given enough chance in governance in the country described it as selfishness on the part of the older politicians.

He advised the elderly among the politicians to draw back and allow those they mentored to carry on with the political activities while they play the role of statesmanship.

“They should avoid been selfish. Selfishness is one of the major problems that we have with our politicians, some wants to rule perpetually, they don’t want to vacate their position even if their time is up”, he said.

Sale who sited an example with the likes of Obama, Bush and other European leaders noted that once they finished their tenures they become statesmen.

He accused the old politicians of jeopardizing the political chances of the young because of selfish interest.

“Ask most of these young politicians and they will tell you that these our bosses have problem, they don’t want us to come up”, he pointed out.

He added that; ” once you know that your age has reached a certain stage, morally, physically, mentally, if you reach that stage, the good thing that you are supposed to do is to stay at home and be giving advises”.

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