By; IYOKPO J. EGBODO, Abuja
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, (House of Representatives), Hon. Suleiman Kawu Sumaila, on Tuesday called on members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace the reconciliation moves by Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Addressing journalists Kawu said “I welcome the development and commend the courage of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the love he has for Nigeria. He has sacrificed a lot for the party during formation, pre and post-elections period. Therefore, I believe he is the best person to handle the assignment of reconciling aggrieved members of the party.
“The most important thing is for the members of the party to embrace this golden opportunity and join hands for proper reconciliation to take place. I urge members of the party to stop compounding issues and creating unnecessary atmosphere that may undermine the reconciliation process and make it difficult to achieve the desired results.
“We should remember what Nigerians did to us by rejecting the then ruling party, which ruled for 16 years and voting out a sitting president. We should also remember the promise we made to Nigerians during the formative stage and electioneering campaigns of our party.
“The only way to appreciate what God did to us is to respect the tenets of democracy. As a founding member of the party who served in various organs of the party, I want to remind us that 2019 is very close and Nigerians are watching all our actions and inactions. We should tell ourselves the truth and desist from sycophancy.
“The success of our party and the government depends on how the stakeholders work together for the common interest of Nigerians and for better Nigeria. We must fight impunity and sycophancy. Ahead of our congresses, national convention and party primaries, we must make sure that we put a process that will make it transparent and participatory”.