Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday said that the inaugural meeting of governors of the newly registered All Progressive Congress, APC, will be held in Lafia, the state capital before the end of August.
The governor dropped the hint during a stakeholders meeting of theAPC in the government house, Lafia.
The meeting, which was attended by former state executives of the three parties that merged into APC, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, agreed to set up a committee to commence the process of winding down of the parties in the state.
Governor Al-Makura explained that the APC was born out of patriotism and that it would promote the ideal of internal democracy. He said the party will work to achieve the aspirations of the people and ensure fairness without religious or tribal biases in order to move the country forward.
He said the success of the merger is a sign of true patriotism on the part of those who struggled for the realization of the APC.
“We are doing it out of patriotism and to redirect the affairs of the country for the better thorough visionary development,” he said.
Al-Makura said the APC will genuinely serve Nigeria and better the lot of the ordinary citizens.
“Our power evolved from the grassroot because of the respect and recognition we have for our teaming members in trying to depart from the mentality of the past as the case may be in otherpoliticalparties’.
“Before”, the Nasarawa State governor observed, “I was operating as an orphan as the only CPC governor”, adding that “now
I can raise my head above the roof with about ten colleagues to champion our collective course”.
The meeting came to an end with the various chairmen of the three merging political party giving their vote of thanks and advice on how the new party could be united.