We’re coming out with blueprint to increase membership of APC – Ganduje


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), Senator Abdulahi Ganduje, has said that the leadership of the party will
come out with a blueprint to increase the membership of the party.


Ganduje disclosed this Wednesday after a closed-door meeting
the immediate past Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong.


He added that the visit of the immediate past Governor of
Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to his residence on Monday in Abuja was not about his
rumoured defection to the ruling party.


The chairman, however, admitted that the defection of a
politician like Wike to the ruling party would improve the chances of the party
in 2027.


According to him, “It will certainly improve the chances of
our party, especially in 2027.


Ganduje stated: “You know Wike is a honourable
minister-designate, so he came, we discussed because I was looking for him to
congratulate him for that and also he came to congratulate me and we discussed
that when he becomes minister fully, he will work very hard in order to move
the ministry he is giving and he is ready to cooperate.


“But we didn’t discuss the issue of his coming to APC or not
coming to APC. That issue will arise later.


“And not only that we are coming out with a new blueprint to
increase the followership of the party and this includes all strata of
officials; those who are in APC and those who are in other political parties.


“I assure you, very soon some of the political parties will
even merge with the APC. We are doing that underground.”


Earlier, Lalong said he was at the party’s secretariat to
congratulate Ganduje and see how to support him in running the party.


He said, “As the national chairman, Ganduje was governor, as
a matter of fact, when we look at his antecedents, we always say he is the
longest experienced politician that we have within us. Because he is somebody
who was very long in the civil service, he became permanent secretary,
commissioner, longest serving deputy governor and became governor. So with this
kind of experience, what else do you need in party matters.”


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