Alhaji Zakari Idde, the national vice chairman, North-Central zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said no amount of criticism or political blackmail will deter President Muhammadu Buhari from executing his set agenda for Nigeria.
Idde, who made the remark in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, yesterday noted that politicisation of every noble step taken by the president is petty and not in the collective interest of Nigerians.
He said President Buhari came with a well-defined mission to sanitise the Nigerian system, engender economic prosperity and restore hope of a developed and prosperous Nigeria.
He said: “Buhari knows exactly what he has come to bequeath to Nigerians and he is doing that with all due diligence. For him politics is over and the onerous task of sanitising the battered Nigerian system has commenced.”
The APC chieftain assured that the president will do his best towards ensuring that stability returns to the Niger-Delta while consolidating on the success achieved in the fight against Boko Haram in the north-eastern part of the country.
Speaking on the ongoing reforms aimed at strengthening the APC, Idde averred that reviewing the membership of the board of trustees (BoT) of the party is only one among the areas to be so reviewed to ease the operation of the party.
He said: “The review of board of trustee (BoT) membership is just one item out of so many items to be so reviewed, but we have not arrived at final conclusion as to which other specific areas of the party’s constitution would be reviewed.”
He disclosed that, “The reason adduced to reducing the number of members of the BoT is about the issue of governors, after every four years more numbers of governors are added to the BoT. The fear is that in the long run the number would be so large that its operation cannot be contained and therefore it has been proposed to the national working committee (NEC) who have approved five members per state. It should be statutory irrespective of whatever state.”