Supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, on Thursday commended the peaceful resolution of the leadership crisis that rocked the party in the state.
A cross section of the supporters told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that the meeting of major stakeholders in the state on Monday Jan. 27, had brought peace to the party.
NAN recalls that the meeting was attended by Gov. Murtala Nyako, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, Mr Marcus Gundiri and Nuhu Ribadu, among other stakeholders.
The supporters described the resolution of the crisis as a big relief to all members of the party.
“Many of us were tensed while waiting for the outcome of the meeting.
“When we later heard that the matter had been resolved our joy knew no bound.
“It had led to emergence of the long awaited interim management committee that would see to harmonisation of all interest groups toward a rancour-free membership registration exercise.
“In fact, we must thank the Deputy National Chairman of the party in the North, Alhaji Bello Masari, and the National Vice Chairman, North East, Alhaji Umaru Duhu, for the successful way they handled the reconciliation.
“They have avoided what happened in Sokoto and Kano State where Bafarawa and Shekarau left the party.
“Our state leaders, particularly Gov. Nyako, Buba Marwa and Marcus Gundiri, also deserve commendation for uniting and putting their selfish interests aside,” Mr Joseph Musa, a party supporter said.
Alhaji Ibrahim Waziri and Malam Bello Zubairu, also lauded the development, describing it as a major breakthrough for the party.
Waziri, who is the former state chairman of defunct CPC, said going by the development, the state was now under the full grip of APC.
Waziri noted that Nyako, Gundiri and Marwa were the gubernatorial candidates of PDP, ACN and CPC, respectively, in the 2011 elections.
He said their coming together under APC had sealed the hope of any party taking over the state in upcoming elections.
“With these people together under APC, the party has taken over Adamawa even before the election,” Waziri said.
NAN recalls that during the reconcilliation the stakeholders including Nyako, Marwa, Gundiri and Ribadu, had vowed to set aside their individual differences “to entrench the party in the state”.
Nyako had declared Saturday Jan. 25 as a day for to celebrate the party’s success in reconciling all its members in the state.
He urged the stakeholders to mobilise more support for the party and ensure the success of the membership registration beginning on Feb. 5. (NAN)