The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked former high profile members, who left the ruling party due to anti-party activities, to return and join on-going efforts aimed at repositioning the APC.
The erstwhile members who include the likes of former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Ex vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Governor Ortom of Benue State, are among others, whose open arms of the ruling party have been stretched to.
The open request to the former members of the party was communicated in a statement signed in Abuja by the APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena.
The statement, which also reacted to the recent return of the former National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) Senator Barnabas Gemade, said: “We assure all true progressives who left the party over whatever grievance to return and join ongoing efforts to reposition the APC and further achieve our pro-people plans for the country”.
“The APC caretaker Committee led by Governor Buni has created a conducive and sincere environment to address many of the grievances among our party ranks and return the party to its progressive and lofty heights”.
The statement went further to particularly describe the return of Senator Barnabas Gemade as another signpost of the well-received and successful reconciliation efforts being led by Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee.
He said: “It heartwarming that party faithfuls led by President Muhammadu Buhari as leader of the APC have recognised the reconciliation efforts of the Governor Buni-led APC Careteker and continue to support the Committee. We call on our supporters, members and leaders to continue their support for the caretaker committee by coming forward with any issues, grievances, disputations, differences for amicable resolution.
“The task of keeping the party unified and strong is a collective one.”