FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on leaders of the
All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North Central zone of Nigeria
to remain united and provide good governance to the populace.
The Minister who made this call when the Deputy National Chairman,
North Central zone of the Party, Zakari Idde, led the state chairmen
of the zone to pay him a courtesy visit in Abuja, said this was
necessary if the Party were to prolong its electoral fortunes in the
Malam Bello noted that Nigerians were unequivocally yearning for
change in the manner their affairs were being managed and that the
Party should remain the arrowhead and the platform for people to
“The Party is in control of all the states in the North Central and
the only way it could go back to solicit their support during
elections is by providing quality leadership at levels of government,”
the Minister emphasized.
According to him, “this is an opportunity for us to show good
governance because it is something that our members have been yearning
for a long time. We have to really govern properly to enable the
people spot the difference so that next time, when we go back to them,
they will receive us with open arms.”
The Minister while recalling that the APC in the FCT was polarized
along diverging interests when he assumed office as Minister last
year, noted that the Party leaders in the zone played very crucial
roles in reconciling and uniting the aggrieved members under one
front, which he said helped a great deal in achieving the landslide
victory that the Party recorded during the last FCT Area Councils’
His words: “You played a reconciliatory and fatherly role. You were
able to talk to the aggrieved parties to bring people together. I
think that gave us the necessary unity that made it possible for us to
get the successes that we got during the last Area Councils’
Malam Bello further stressed the need for the Party to build upon this
unity; adding that its electoral successes would always depend on it.
“At the end of the day, no matter our differences, I think our
objective is to win elections and to provide good governance. For that
to happen, we have to be united, extremely patient and know that under
the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, we will continue to show
what good governance is,” he stated.
The Minister assured that the FCT Administration would continue to
provide the moral and logistics support to the Party in order to
strengthen its structure in the region as well as cushion some of the
challenges being faced by the Party’s leaders across board.
Speaking earlier, the National Deputy Chairman of the APC North
Central zone, Zakari Idde, thanked the Minister for his efforts to win
five out of the six Area Councils during the last Councils’ election.
The Deputy National Chairman while commending President Muhammadu
Buhari for his anti-corruption crusade noted that the Zonal leadership
condemns in strong terms the impeachment threat on him.