By Saidu Adamu
Jalingo, Nov. 20, 2020 Prof. Tahir Mamman (SAN), Northeast representative on the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday urged members of the party in Taraba to close ranks and work together to ensure the victory of the party in the 2023 elections in the state.
Mamman made the call while addressing members of the party at the party’s state Secretariat in Jalingo.
He said there was serious need for reconciling all members of the party as “the house is big enough to accommodate all members and even welcome a lot more.”
“There should be justice and a level playing ground for all, regardless of their background and class.
“We must work together if we really want to achieve the desired results. We are all critical stakeholders and must allow unity and the interest of the party to prevail.
“You must begin to select leaders and your representatives based on their track records of good work and worthy characters rather than sentiments and biases.
“It is very important that we distinguish ourselves from the norm that has kept party system in the country backward for so long”, Mamman said.
He further urged the party faithful to carry women along and ensure that they were fully represented in all the activities of the party and give them chances to contest for elective positions so that they would not feel sidelined.
Earlier, the state Chairman of the party, Mr Tukur El-Sudi, said the party had recorded steady progress in the state in the last two general elections and was positioned to take over power in the state, with adequate support of the government at the federal level.