A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former senatorial aspirant of the party in Cross River State, Chief Ray Morphy, has commended the governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani-Bello, for inspiring the party to “a superlative national convention.”
Dr Morphy said for every event, there is always a trigger, adding that the history of the just concluded APC’s national convention cannot be written without the pivotal role of the governor.
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In a statement in Abuja, he said governor Sani-Bello demonstrated courage, a spirit of sacrifice, loyalty, selflessness, love and togetherness in his commitment towards delivering a successful and rancour-free APC national convention.
“Recall that preparation for the APC National Convention was in a lull, until, Governor Sani Bello, who also doubled as the Chairman, North Central Governors Forum, took over as the Acting Chairman of CECPC, on 3rd March 2022, following the absence of Governor Mai Mala Buni on medical grounds.
“His subsequent actions became the catalyst that propelled the APC Convention.
“It should be placed on record that, immediately he took over, he reinforced the inevitability of holding the Convention on 26th March 2022.
“Upon stepping in, he immediately swung into actions geared towards achieving the set date for the National Convention.
“Some of the actions he took were the inauguration of State Chairmen of the Party, adoption of zoning formula from the Zoning Committee, adoption of some relevant documents and inauguration of sub-committees for the National Convention among others.
“Governor Sani Bello received accolades from the CECPC Chairman Mala Buni upon his return from a medical trip as he was satisfied with the level of preparations towards the Convention, thereby validating all that was done under the leadership of Governor Sani Bello.
“The Governor was again given the responsibility of ensuring smooth preparations for the event, a task he diligently carried out successfully as he was at the Eagle Square, venue of the event at different dates to see to the progress of preparations.”
Morphy, a member of the national convention Media Sub Committee, said without the drive and dedication of the dynamic governor, “APC may not have achieved the success so far achieved, a success which every party member is proud of.”