From Our Special Correspondent in Sokoto.
Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Thursday, witnessed the swearing in and inauguaration of members of the State APC Caretaker Working and Non Working Committees, as well as those of the twenty one Local Governments.
Bagudu, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri, expressed delight that, the historic event was a great booster to democracy.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Senator Abubakar Bagudu, Yahaya Sarki and issued to Newsmen, Thursday.
Bagudu said ” This event was really democracy in action and I must commend the Caretaker National Working Committee, for this feat .
” It was a good development that, the former members were allowed to transit and work for the next six months.
” I strongly believe that, the members of these committees will live above board .”
The Kebbi Governor also expressed optimism that, with the planned validation of APC membership and the registration of new members, the party will grow stronger.
According to him, resultantly, APC will record its third successive transitions at both the Federal and state levels .
The Governor, while pledging sustained support to the committees, also solicited for same from the people of the state.
The State Caretaker Chairman, Architect Bala Sani Kangiwa, promised to live above board in the discharge of their assignment.
He lauded Bagudu and the NWC for reposing tremendous confidence in them and vowed never to fail them.
While addressing the committees, stakeholders at the event, Chairman of the State Caretaker Committee, Kangiwa also said the whole structure of the party was dissolved in the country following the resolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) , in Abuja.
Kangiwa explained that the development necessitated the formation of caretaker committees to steer the affairs of the party pending the election of new executives.
According to him, “those inaugurated today are 16 Caretaker members Working Committee of our party, 17 including myself. We also inaugurated 19 Non – Working Committee and 21 Local Government Areas Chairmen of Working Committee of the party.
“We will arrange how to swear in all the 225 wards’ chairmen next week. It is time for us to work together because we are growing stronger” he said.
He expressed optimism that the party would work together to ensure that the APC would continue to grow stronger across the country, especially in Kebbi state.
On the recurring security challenges in the country , the APC Caretaker Chairman stressed the need for all and sundry to actively play their expected roles in curbing the menace .
Kangiwa also admonished Nigerians to pray for leaders in the country, rather than cursing them.
” We should always fervently pray for our leaders,at all levels and not to curse.
“With such prayers, the Almighty Allah will help them to successfully pilot the affairs of the three tiers of government,as well as overcome these seemingly formidable challenges,” he appealed.
After the remarks by the representative of the governor, the Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri and the State APC Caretaker Chairman , Arch Bala Sani Kangiwa, Chief Magistrate of Birnin Kebbi Magistrate Court, Samaila Kakale Mungadi administered oath of office and allegiance on the 17 member Working Committee followed by the 19 Non Working Committee members and the 21 APC Local Government Caretaker Chairmen.