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Buhari right, APC mustn’t behave like PDP, others – Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari on a path of reform.

Tinubu stated this in a statement he personally signed on Thursday, which was made available to our correspondent.

In the statement title, “President Buhari’s optimism about APC commendable,” Tinubu said the president underscored the need for the party to perfect its internal process.

According to Tinubu, the APC was formed by Buhari, himself and others to bring reforms to the ills in the land created by the previous administrations of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and it was good seeing the president standing for that.

“Recently, President Buhari made a characteristically concise and important statement regarding the strength and purpose of our political party, All Progressives Congress. He underscored the need for the party to perfect its internal processes so that it keeps faith to the progressive purpose for which it was founded: to bring forth a better society through just and compassionate good governance.

“While the election season is upon us and politics begins to acquire a heavy intensity, we must never lose sight of this higher purpose, this greater good. Like the president said, we all must recall how progressive forces forged an alliance that produced the APC.

“Our party came into being to answer the call of reform so that progressive governance for the good of all Nigerians could be established in the land. President Buhari won the 2015 election and was re-elected. But the essential task of fundamental reform and improvement of society has not been completed,” Tinubu said.

He also said all hands must be continue to be on deck so that the dividends of APC’s great work will be enjoyed by all.

“We still have vital work to do. But the work can only be done by a party which is democratic and fair in governing itself as well as in governing the nation. This means that while people pursue their political goals they must also and always kept the greater collective purpose in mind.

“Let us be guided by the progressive and enlightened reason for the party. If we do so, the party shall not go astray or be riven by personal agendas and competition that becomes so heated that it turns into animus.

“Let us be more united in democratic purpose and practice. In this way we shall surmount the challenges, and complications inherent in any electoral cycle. The party can then gird itself for its finer purpose, giving the people the chance at better lives in a better society.

“Again, we all should thank the president for the Sunday remarks which he made. We should take full notice of the enduring import of what he said, his eyes on his legacy, on leaving behind a worthy legacy. Let us keep the APC on its rightful path and reject any ruse or artifice that would cause the party to betray its great calling.

“Many progressive leaders had invested time, energy, ideas and resources in forming the APC with a view to providing a better Nigeria. The president is a founder of this party. I too have lent my humble bit. As founding fathers of this party, we must continue to guard its purpose.

“Let not the APC descend into the ways and rank of the other parties. Instead, may we strive to be an exemplar for a caring and democratic society. Only in this manner can we ensure the legacy of the party while leading our nation to its greater improvement,” the former Lagos governor added.

Praising the president for signing the 2022 amendments to the Electoral Act, Tinubu said he hope the act will “prove to be a historic milestone on our nation’s democratic journey” and herald “the fairest elections possible”.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had in an interview on Channels TV programme, Politics Today on Wednesday, revealed President Buhari’s efforts in ensuring APC have a smooth national convention scheduled for March 26.

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