A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC and member of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Sam Nkire has asked the hierarchy to resolve the on-going crisis in Abia State chapters before the February 26, 2022 National Convention.
In a statement he personally signed in Abuja on Tuesday, Nkire appealed to the National Care-taker Committee of the party to re-visit the cases of the various States with genuine grievances, including Abia, with a view to accommodating them in the scheme of things.
He said: “It would be a tragedy to have a great multitude of members of the party from Abia State excluded from the event which would legitimize party structures from the National, State, Local Government and wards across the country.
“It is a national duty to draw the attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party to States where there seems to be uneasy calm.
“I would continue to play my role as an arbitrator and mediator in disputes and ensure the enforcement of discipline in accordance with the constitution of the All Progressives Congress.
“The leadership of the party should do whatever it could to win over most of the aggrieved States. I am an ardent believer in the supremacy of party but I also believe that party should maintain the highest standard of morality, discipline and equity at all times”.
Nkire called on other party leaders, members of the Board of Trustees and the National Caucus in the various States not to shy away from their role as, “the conscience, the soul and the sanctity of the party, as we match to a more resounding victory in 2023”.