Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has today parleyed new entrants into the party and assured them of fair treatment during the up-coming membership registration that will hold in January 2021.
The party also reiterated its resolve to oust the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from power come 2023.
Speaking during the well attended event at the state secretariat of the party, the interim chairman, Ibrahim Bilal said the purpose of the gathering tagged “unity meeting” is to tell all defectors that they have equal rights with the existing members of the party in the scheme of party affairs.
“The newly members of our party from the ADC, PDP, SDP have equal rights to be registered and to contest election.
” We urge all members of the party not to see them as strangers but partners in progress. The purpose of this unity meeting is to forge unity of purpose and to tell every member new and old that we have equal rights and to also reiterate that we shall treat every member justly and fairly,” Bilal said.
The chairman noted that with unity of purpose and fairness, wresting power from the PDP is not a yeoman’s job.
“Injustice is one of the blights that cost us victory in 2019, that is why we are calling on all of us to be our brothers keepers and to ensure justice is done to all manner of members new and old. With such resolve, victory is surely ours come 2023,” he said.
It may be recalled that the APC has recorded an influx of defections from various political parties into its fold with the ruling PDP mainly at the receiving end, having lost a senator and an ex-governor and ex- legislators to APC.
In the same vein, it has also attracted huge mileage when the ADC superintended by Abdulaziz Murtala Nyako collapsed its structure into the APC just as the gubernatorial candidate of SDP in 2019 election Emmanuel Bello also shifted tent with the party.
In their separate remarks, representatives of the various blocks and interests that fused into the APC called for justice and fairness, noting that with such mindset defeating the ruling party in the state is a task already accomplished.