Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday said the number one aim of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is to rule Nigeria for the next 30 to 40 years, adding that the party needs “rugged captain” as national chairman, in order to steer the ship for the party.
The former governor, who is also vying for the position of the party’s national chairman, disclosed that he has started consultations with APC leaders across the country on the need for its repositioning ahead of challenges that may arise after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
“Today, as a party, we are only six years in government. Our aspirations are for the APC to be in government in the next 30 to 40 years.”
Sheriff who was also a former senator said his plan for the party is long term so it does not collapse along the line, hence the need for consultations across the country.
“I have been away, travelling from one state to the other and I will continue doing that until everybody in our party is consulted. I met them in their homes to say that, yes, I want to run for the national chairmanship of this party and I believe I can lead us well because party politics is different.”
He is among other bigwigs jostling for the position.