The Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria, (FONGON), under the aegis of all civil societies and non-governmental organisations in the country, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for confirming Governor Sanni Bello of Niger State as the Interim Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The group disclosed in a statement released by its National Coordinator, Dr. Wole Badmus, in Lagos, on Monday.
It said that the way and manner the party is being run in recent period has been a source of great concern and worry to the Nigerians most especially as it relates to the preparation for its national convention which has been postponed for the umpteenth times.
“No doubt, the incessant postponement of the party’s convention to elect her national officers cast aspersion on the readiness of the party to retain power at the National level come 2023 Presidential election,” the group noted.
The group described Governor Bello as the best man fit for the job considering his track record as the Governor of Niger State.
“Under him, the state has witnessed tremendous transformation in terms of infrastructural turn around, urban renewal and rural modernisation. But for his dogged and resolute posture in combating terrorism in the state, probably, Niger State may have been overran by the menacing terror groups and kidnappers.
“We have no doubt in the ability and capability of the Governor to deliver on the mandate of a free, credible and hitch-free convention”.
The group also urged all party faithful and stakeholders to work with Bello as he took leadership role of the party.
‘’We hereby, call on all stakeholders in the party ranging from governors, federal legislators, ministers, party leaders at federal and local levels and the general rank and file members of the party to join hands with the new party leadership for a successful delivery of their mandate,” it said.