A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a member of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator Abba Ali has said that the APC is bigger than any individual or groups within the party calling on leaders and elders of various political parties in Nigeria to allow supremacy of political party on members for democracy to grow in the country.
Senator Ali said that a situation where individuals are allowed to be more superior to political parties retards democracy. He noted that although democracy has come to stay in Nigeria, party chieftains should allow party supremacy over party members.
Senator Ali declared, ”My advice for my colleagues in politics and in various political parties is that as we approach the 2023 general elections, we should all allow supremacy of political parties over party members.
“A situation where an individual, after his or her election, runs the party or government like a personal property retards growth of democracy. Parties should be supreme and party members, irrespective of status should bow to parties. Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria but allowing party supremacy will see to the further growth of democracy in our country.”
He called on leaders of the party to give maximum support to Governor Mai Mala Buni in his efforts to reinvigorate the party and transform it into an institution of democracy worthy of emulation, saying that the achievements of Mala Buni speaks for themselves.
The APC Chieftain, who is also the Chairman of the National Governing Council, African Peer Review Mechanism, also commented on Security challenges in Katsina State and in other parts of the Northwest, maintaining that with the current efforts by both the State and the Federal Governments, terrorism in the region would soon be crushed.
Senator Ali had earlier in the day been turbanned as Turakin Katsina in a ceremony which took place inside the palace of the Emir of Katsina.The ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries from the State and other parts of the country including the CECPC Chairman, Yobe State Governor, Mala Buni, Governor Aminu Masari and others.