APC Chairmanship Arewa Solidarity Organization drums support for Modu Sharrif
A group under the auspices of Arewa Solidarity Organization(ASO) has thrown its full weight behind a two-time Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Ali Modu Sherrif for the position of National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress( APC).
The spokesperson of the group, Comrade Abdullahi Risky while discussing the need to have Modu Sharrif as the chairman of the Ruling party said he was one of the democrats that threw their weight behind the party during trying period as the National Chairman of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), and has continued to work behind the scene to keep the party from collapsing.
Risky said that just as any other ruling party, the APC has gone through a lot of upheavals in the last couple of years hence the need for a unifying figure that could reposition it to remain on the winning ways.
He noted that the former governor of Borno state single-handedly collapsed a major faction of the PDP into the APC and along with all the lawmakers loyal to him, defected to the APC thereby giving the latter the much-needed majority at both chambers of the National Assembly, he said.
“Again we are approaching another critical point in the life of our party, the National convention. Ahead of this important meeting, where the delegates will be electing the leaders of our great party, we are here today to appeal to the National delegates to vote for Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the APC.
Having understudied his commitment to progressive and party politics, as well as the enhancement of democratic tenets, we are convinced beyond all doubts and emotions that Sheriff is the best for the APC top job.
To realize President Muhammadu Buhari’s plea that the APC should not be allowed to die after his tenure,
ASO Spokesman explained that the group resolved to support Sheriff to emerge as the National Chairman because he is about the only one who has what it takes to check the PDP, which is desperate to oust APC from power in 2023.
“With his enormous goodwill both within the PDP and other opposition parties, will further deplete the size and fortunes of other political parties to the advantage of the APC.
Arewa Solidarity Organization added that the insecurity bedeviling the country today needs the attention of a competent and experienced hand like Modu Sheriff who was able to cool the waves of insurgency in Borno state during his tenure.
The group said they are optimistic that the party, APC, will retain power in 2023 with Sheriff as the National Chairman.