The Sokoto State chapter of the All Progressives Congress( APC), has adopted consensus method for its local government congresses across the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
Alhaji Sadiq Achida, the State APC Chairman, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on Saturday in the Sokoto North LGA party office secretariat.
Achida said that the resolution followed the meeting of APC stakeholders at local and state levels.
“The decision was taken unanimously after several meetings of stakeholders in the state, following the directive from the National Headquarters on the adoption of consensus candidates.
“We have chosen the consensus option in order to sustain our unity in Sokoto to maintain our popularity as a party,” he said.
Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, while addressing delegates at the Bodinga APC LGA secretariat, said the party has decided to go for members with proven integrity to steer it affairs ahead of 2023 general elections.
“We have decided to go on consensus in order to unite our party members toward confronting the 2023 general election with full force and ensure the mandate of our people truly reveals.
“Out of the options provided by our party National Headquarters we chose to go for consensus, being the best for us to ensure peace and unity of APC members in Sokoto,” he said.
Dingyadi advised the newly elected officials across the 23 LGAs of the state to maintain their integrity and ready to work for the progress of the party.
In Sokoto South, where former Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu was in attendance along side former lawmaker at the House of Representative Bala Hassan and others, the congress was peaceful.
Aliyu urged party faithful to sustain their commitments towards taking the party to greater heights.
Aliyu, who is the Secretary, Police Trust Fund (PTF), said that the APC way ready to take over the Sokoto Government House in 2023.
Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar, the Chairman, APC Congress Committee lauded the smooth conduct of the congress.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria