Progressives Union of Southern States of Nigeria (PUSSON), a platform of over 50 non-governmental organizations from across all the three geopolitical zones of Southern Nigeria, said that the emergence of the former governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would assist internal democracy and deepen political consciousness within the rank and file of the party.
This was disclosed in a letter jointly signed by the Coordinator of the group, Mr Frank Idowu Dele and the Secretary, Mrs Grace Okechukwu and forwarded to Ganduje,.
Congratulating Ganduje on the support he is receiving from President Bola Tinubu and other stakeholders of the party, the group said that the choice of Ganduje to replace Abdullahi Adamu is a clear testimony that he is trusted by loyal to President Tinubu.
The letter reads, “In this near turbulent time of the ruling party, a period when the National Chairman and the Secretary resigned, what the party needs is somebody with vast experience in party politics, democracy and good manager of human and power.
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“When issues are tough, genuine loyalty and trust are needed, few actors can fit in. Alas, Your Excellency you have ascribed to become one of the most trusted party people to fit in the position.”
Saluting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his deeper thinking and understanding of Ganduje’s potentialities in party politics, they said, “The emergence of His Excellency shows how Nigeria and ruling party in particular, is preparing to reward your patriotism, dedication, commitment and selflessness.”
They added that Southern part of the country has since recognized Ganduje’s zeal and commitment to nation-building and national integration
They stated, “We could still remember very well how you saved Nigeria from plaguing into chaos when you reconciled between Northern Groups and Igbo people who reside in the North.
“Sir you played an integral role in quenching a serious ethnic crisis when Northern youth groups issues an ultimatum for all Igbos living in the 19 Northern states, to leave within a stipulated period they issued. Your quick intervention saved our fatherland.”