The entire members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly have passed a vote of confidence on the All Progressives Congress (APC) national executive led by the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
They made the announcement at a close door meeting on Thursday at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
Details of the meeting was made available to DAILY POST by Edegbe Odemeingie, APC Assistant Director of Publicity.
Members of the APC NWC present at the meeting included the National Vice Chairman (North East), Comrade Mustapha Salihu; National Treasurer, Alh. Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa and National Youth Leader, Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo.
In his remarks, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa said: “We bring warm greetings from the popular government and people of Adamawa state. It is a great pleasure for us members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly to be in your midst to deliver our solidarity message.
“There is a tendency to have divisions and criticisms amongst ourselves at this crucial time. But most of the criticisms are not constructive and they hold no weight.
“That is why today we are here to register and show our appreciation and support to our state executive, the governor of Adamawa state and the national executive of our great party led by our national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.”
Mijinyawa praised the Adamawa State Governor, Mohammad Jibrilla Bindow for the numerous developmental projects embarked on in the state and the cordial working relationship between the state’s executive and legislature which has resulted in good governance and development in the state.
Also speaking, the House Leader, Hon. Hassan Barguma while commending the leadership style of the APC National Chairman said despite the challenges faced in the country and the party, the APC continues to grow in strength. He informed the APC National Chairman that members are to make the membership of the APC entirely APC.
“National chairman, we commend your style of leadership. When the president was inaugurated he said we are going to face some challenges and the party is not excluded. In the past two and half years, we have seen how you have handled the party right from the national, state to ward levels.
“We are experiencing turbulences and encumbrances but yet we are emerging as a great party in Africa… We declare our support for the national executive of our party led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. We are with you and we are working tirelessly to make APC stronger down to the ward level,” he said.
Speaking, the APC National Chairman thanked the Adamawa State House of Assembly members for their solidarity and show of support for the President, Adamawa State Governor and Party executive at the State and National levels.
“In the last few months, I have had the fortune of having nothing but good news from Adamawa State. Your colleagues from the National Assembly have been here to visit and have indicated solidarity, loyalty. Today you are here.
“What have you said? Loyalty to your state government, party in Adamawa state, the national party and to Mr. President. I don’t think anybody can wish for more and i want to thank you most sincerely.” He said
“I thank you very much for the solidarity, we are proud of what you have achieved, we are proud of what you are doing and I will support that for people who deserve so much, we will make sure that we don’t stand in your way to greater heights, and we will do what is right to support you.
“Ofcourse the caveat is that the people who are responsible for your future are seeing what you are doing and reward you appropriately,” Odigie-Oyegun said.