A group, Nigeria Needs Positive Change Group (NNPCG), at the weekend urged the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, to forget the past and follow the exemplary conduct of the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun by publicly recognising the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.
This, the group said, would add value to the party and also ensure unity and stability of the APC.
The group in a statement by its National Coordinator, Alhaji Mas’ud Adebimpe, a copy of which was made available to THISDAY in Ilorin yesterday, also appealed to other APC leaders to put the issue of Saraki’s election behind them and face the serious job of governance.
The group insisted that the emergence of Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker “indeed symbolises the positive change mantra of the APC)”.
It reminded the APC leaders of their promise to effect positive change in the lives of Nigerians through good governance in all facet of life.
“We urge all other honest leaders of APC to as a matter of urgency prevail on all those threatening to bring down our democratic institutions to have a rethink. The party leadership should start in earnest on the fulfillment of all the electioneering campaign promises to the people, rather than wasting precious times on an issue which process had been adjudged credible, transparent and constitutional.
“The NNPCG align in totality with the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the election of NASS leadership. His readiness to work with who ever was elected and not to interfere in the process was legendary and indeed we did not expect less from a man whose integrity was the main credential flaunted to seek the people’s mandate”.
The group further urged President Buhari to call the aggrieved APC leaders to order to allow peace to reign in the land and at the national assembly.