Former Zamfara State Governor and the front runner to the National Chairmanship position of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in the forthcoming elective congresses, Alh. Dr. Abdulaziz Yari has said his ambition to contest the national position was for real and not speculative.
The former Governor stated this when he received a delegation of AA Yari Support Campaign Group who visited him at his Maitama Abuja residence Monday, July 12, 2021.
Governor Yari said his ambition to run for the party’s highest office followed “persuasions and pressure from political associates, friends, and colleagues” and said was determined “to rejuvenate the party if given the opportunity”.
According to Yari, “politics of inclusiveness” was what was “driving” him to “accept to contest for the APC national Chairmanship”! We must see “party politics as a means to salvage our people and not about wealth accumulation”!
He said he believes the party will emerge stronger during this convention noting his ambition was no longer speculative as he has ” bowed to pressure” to run for the party’s National Chairmanship position.
He said with the wealth of experience as two terms governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, he was better positioned to lead the party and give it a new life.
Earlier, President of the AA Yari Support Campaign Group, Prof Ejike Ogoegbunam
Said the group had declared support for Yari after due consultations with critical stakeholders of the group.
“Sir, after thorough discussion amongst the core members of the group, we decided to throw our weight behind your aspiration to contest for the position of the National Chairmanship of our great Party, the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.
“The decision to support you followed your 5Rs (Reactivation, Reorganization, Restoration, Rejuvenation, and Reconstruction) vision to reposition our party for the internal and external development of the party and by and large, the country”!
According to Ejike, what the APC as a party needed now was the promotion of “internal democracy” which he said “was one of the factors that drove the group to lend their support to his aspirations.
The AA Yari Support Campaign Group said it has been at the forefront of championing the renewal of the party which it said was being dragged to stupor. Prof Ejike said.