• Received forty seven petitions
By ‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu on Monday submitted the Committee’s interim report to the Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni.
The former Senate President, Ken Nnamani while receiving the interim report on behalf of the National Chairman at the Party’s National Secretariat said:
“I am glad to be here with you at this very crucial and important occassion of the submission of report by the National Reconciliation Committee under the chairmanship of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu and other Distinguished members of the committee.
“As you are all aware, this committee is very important to our collective zeal of recovering, repositioning and rejuvenating our party for us to have a strong, stable and united APC.”
He thanked the committee for handling the assignment given to them with a high sense of commitment and responsibility. “You have painstakingly visited states where we have challenges and addressed them squarely.
“The great achievements the party has recorded in reconciling the differences among our stakeholders in Gombe, Ogun, Kwara, and many other states have justified the confidence the party has in your individual and collective capacities. You have truly done us proud” he said.
The chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu while speaking to journalists after submitting the interim report hinted that forty seven petitions were submitted before the committee and many members still want to submit theirs.
“As at yesterday, we have received forty seven petitions but some members of the party still want to submit their petitions. Recall that we promised to do justice to all as much as is humanly possible.
“Like boys scout, our duty is to obey the last command to submit the interim report as instructed.
“Reconciliation is work in progress and we can’t pretend that we have taken care of every issue brought before us. By the time the final report is out we would be able to tell you all the petitions laid before us and how many have been successfully reconciled.”
Ask if the committee thinks that it has successfully done enough to hold a crisis free convention. Adamu said, “we have done our job as a committee, which is to make recommendations and it is left for the caretaker committee to accept our recommendations that they deemed is in the interest of the party. However, whatever we think is necessary for the party to be stable and have peace going into the national convention, we will do that as a matter of duty.”
Despite requesting for seven days extension to complete its assignment, Adamu said that in all fairness, the committee may not be able to resolve all grievances. He further said: “some political conflicts are based on perceptions, others ego and no one can do anything about it”. While the committee is poised to ensuring that all petitioners get justice, it would not be able to totally resolve all petitions.
Finally, he said that the fate of members who refused reconciliatory moves by the committee will be decided by the caretaker committee.
The other members of the APC National Reconciliation Committee include: Sen. George Akume, H.E. Sullivan Chime, H.E. Ali Saad Birnin kudu, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Alh. Suleiman Argungu, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti I. Adebule, Dr. Mrs. Beta Edu and Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo who is the secretary.