President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is becoming more popular because of its impressive record and commitment to good governance.
Buhari stated this while welcoming Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to the ruling party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A statement by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari’s message was delivered on his behalf by Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), at the defection ceremony in Gusau on Tuesday.
He said, “I’m proud of your timely and wise decision to join the governing party and our doors are wide open to other politicians who believe in our vision to rebuild Nigeria.
“Your voluntary decision to join our party confirms the fact that our agenda for good governance is the only reason why Nigerians are getting attracted to the APC because the other alternative didn’t work.”
The president, however, urged APC governors and elected lawmakers across the country “to continue to work harder to ensure our party maintains its popularity and retains power beyond 2023”.
He reminded all elected party officials of the fact that “your performance at all levels will impact significantly on the fortunes of the party”.
He added that “party leaders should avoid complacency at all times in order to build the APC from strength to strength”.