Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has asked members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to elect Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as the next chairman of the party.
He made the appeal while receiving some persons who defected to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The governor appealed to the hierarchy of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) caucus and Nasarawa as the party’s next national chairman.
The defunct CPC, founded by Buhari, is one of the legacy parties of the APC.
Governor Sule emphasized that the immediate past governor of the state, Al-makura, played a critical role leading the then CPC into the merger which brought about the APC.
He specifically called on the national leadership of the APC to consider the CPC, being the only legacy party that is yet to produce the national chairman of the party.
“Two of the legacy parties, ACN and ANPP each produced two national chairmen of the APC.
“The only legacy party that is yet to produce the national chairman is the CPC,” he stated.
According to the governor, once the CPC is allowed to produce the next chairman of the APC during its forthcoming national convention, it’s only fair to consider Nasarawa State.
The governor welcomed the decampees into the fold of the ruling party, reiterating his determination to carry everyone along.