Buhari Supporters Endorse Al-makura For APC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari Supporters under the auspices of Buharists Hang Out (BHO) has endorsed former governor of Nasarawa State Sen Umaru Tanko Al-makura for the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman.

BHO said it recognizes the critical role of political parties in a democracy and the importance of building strong and enduring democratic institutions stating that Al-makura is the best man to be at the helm of affairs of the APC.

According to the group, political parties are the bedrock in a multi-party democracy adding that effort to enthrone and build an enduring and sustainable democracy should be guided by tested and trusted people like Al-makura.

A statement issued by the National Coordinator,
Buharists Hang Out (BHO), Uche Diala on Monday, 21st February, 2022 said a a party of progressivism in Nigeria, APC should ensure Al-makura become it’s National Chairman.

“The Buharists Hang Out has carefully and objectively studied the democratic and progressive credentials of all the candidates aspiring to become the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and they are all impressive and qualified. We have also considered the possible zoning arrangement of the party and it is our objective verdict that former Governor Tanko Al-makura is primus inter pares in the race.

“Furthermore, we objectively and factually x-rayed Senator Tanko Al-makura using broad objective criteria and considering a wide range of issues and records, including but not limited to his track record as a party administrator cutting across the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), National Republican Convention (NRC), United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Progressives Congress (APC) to his time as Governor of Nassarawa state when as the first elected political office holder and only Governor on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011 and subsequently from 2015 to 2019 on the platform of the APC he essentially transformed Nassarawa state especially Lafia the state capital from a largely sleepy community to a thriving state and promising city respectively within eight years.

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“Our findings further reveal that Senator Al-makura as Governor of Nasarawa state ensured that there was internal peace and security in the state and harmonious coexistence amongst indigenes of the state of diverse backgrounds as well as between those of neighboring states. He equally gave attention to women and youth as well as the physically challenged; at one time appointing 5 women Commissioners in one fell swoop. We also x-rayed his time as a Senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district with positive reviews.

“A successful businessman, trained educationist, executive governor, legislator, experienced party administrator and statesman all rolled into one with practical experience in managing diversity as shown in the case of Nassarawa state; a true and loyal party man, conciliator, unifier and consensus builder, BHO has no doubt about the qualification, capacity and suitability of Senator Tanko Al-makura to unite and reconcile the various interests and blocs within the APC, give members a renewed sense of belonging including youth, women and the physically challenged, strengthen internal party democracy and structures of the party, institute a merit based reward system in the party and ultimately provide the needed leadership to build a truly progressive and democratic party which would be healthy for the nation and our democracy,” the group said.

“In view of all the above, the Buharists Hang Out (BHO) hereby endorses Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura for the position of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the statement added.

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