Reconcile aggrieved APC members, Speaker Abbas urges Ganduje

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas has advised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to form reconciliation committees to settle the disputes among disgruntled party members across the country.

The speaker offered the advice on Sunday at the APC stakeholders meeting in Kaduna.

After multiple party crises, the APC’s national chairmen, including Ganduje, established reconciliation committees; yet, certain state chapters remain mired in crisis.

Abbas pointed out that there are APC members who felt wronged and that it was necessary to find a way to make amends and find peace with them to maintain the party’s cohesiveness,

He said, “I want to call on the national chairman and our party executives to ensure peaceful coexistence among all party members. As previous speakers have said, we are bedevilled with many issues in different states, and every local government.

“It is time to draw a line. Elections are over; this is the time for governance. We should forget what has happened; let’s forgive one another; let’s embrace one another.

“I want to suggest to the national chairman, and by extension, the national vice chairman, to, as a matter of urgency, constitute reconciliation committees for the zone and for every state to constitute the same reconciliation committees so that we can make peace and bring those that we may have offended back to the party.”

In addition, Speaker Abbas asked Ganduje to use his position to solve the high rate of attrition among National Assembly members, stating that APC members who demonstrate strong performance ought to be granted the chance to run for office again in 2027.

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