APC NORTH CENBy George Daniya

The North Central Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared intention to contest the position of National Chairman of the Party.

This was disclosed when APC stakeholders from the North Central zone paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, North Central Governors Forum (NCGF), Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State at the Government House, Minna.

Governor Bello who endorsed their decision to join acknowledged that the North East and North West have declared their interest known already, hence the North Central should not be left out.

He revealed that as chairman of the NCGF and member representing the zone at the party’s national level, he and his colleagues do not have the power to decide who to contest.

The governor said that they met at their forum and agreed to field a candidate that would be acceptable by the people and who will have the capacity to take the party to the next height.

“This is politics, if you are able to convince other zones to allow North Central present next chairman, you have made our work easier,” he said.

He added that the contributions of North Central to the APC in the previous elections cannot be quantified, hence urged the FG to reward them accordingly.

The governor charged the APC as a ruling party to accept all responsibilities as excuses and defence will not be accepted by the people.

He said that the security challenges will soon be over especially with the recently combined efforts being shown by the security agencies.

The chairman of the North Central Governors Forum added that the APC still have enough time to rebuild the confidence of the people as it remains the party to beat.

Earlier on, Dominic Alancha the coordinator of the stakeholders said that they were in the state to seek the governor’s blessing in advocating for the zone to produce the next APC chairman.

Alancha added that the North Central since the formation of APC in 2013 and going into the election in 2015 have been voting APC all through.

“I believe where we are now as a party we need somebody with capacity from North Central to come and pilot the affairs of APC so as to take it to the Promised Land.”

He commended the governor on the giant stride he has taken to end the security challenges that have bedevilled parts of the state.