By Abbas Bamalli
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the review of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution will address mistakes made by the party in previous elections.
Ganduje made the observation at a town hall meeting on the APC constitution review for Northwest region, held on Monday in Kano.
According to him, the APC had paid dearly for its mistakes during the 2019 general election.
“APC is a mixture of political parties that merged to form the ruling party, but that lack of strong cohesion is still affecting it,” Ganduje noted.
“There is no better time for the constitution review than now, because it is time to look back and address the challenges in the party.
“There is no better time than now for the review of this constitution, APC as a political party has won many states in the federation since its inception. It has been controlling the Federal Government in the past four years.
“Now in the second term, we lost some states during the last election, we gained some too.
“Reviewing the party’s constitution is the way to rectify past mistakes.
“I believe at the end of it, we will come up with a document that will govern the conduct of party members and even the conduct of leaders of the party.
“So, we believe this review of the constitution will look into all challenges.
“It will remove all those appendages of coming together to form the party,” he said.
According to him, the APC has very strong structures in Kano State, with officials at state, local government and ward levels.
He disclosed that the party’s caucuses meet monthly to interface on its activities and problems, and take steps to resolve them.
Dr Tahir Mamman, Chairman of the APC Constitution Review Committee, said the exercise was to make the party more solid and stronger.
He said that their task was to produce a constitution that would guide the affairs of the party to make it a model among political parties in the country.
Mamman added that the committee would ensure that the constitution and manifesto were made easier to read by all party members.
He disclosed that the committee had gone round the six geopolitical zones of the country and held meetings with the party stakeholders.
The chairman also said that the committee would organise a retreat where the presentations from across the country would be reviewed before the final document. (NAN)