The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that he and other members of the National Working Committee of the party visited former president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in his home town, Daura, on Monday to formally introduce the new leadership of the party and to celebrate Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary with him.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, in Abuja, Ganduje, who is also the former governor of Kano state, said that he and his team went to show their solidarity to the former president and to thank him for his contributions to the country’s development in eight years.
He said, “It is mainly to introduce the newly constituted National Working Committee of our great party. And also to show to him our solidarity and to thank him for what he has done for the country in eight years.
“To also congratulate him on the Independence Day celebration, 63 years of development for Nigeria for which eight years must be a portion for his administration. That is why we are here in Daura at his residence, and we thank him for receiving us.”
The PUNCH reported that Ganduje also expressed his satisfaction with the Tribunal judgments that favoured the APC in some states and said that he was confident that the party would also win the upcoming off-season elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states.
He said: “Of course, seeing is believing and we are happy and comfortable. But that is not enough.
“We have three off-season elections coming up in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo. Insha Allah, we will also win these elections. So, we are happy with the developments.”
The national chairman and other NWC members on his entourage have since returned from Daura to the Federal Capital Territory.