By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state earlier today attended the inaugural meeting of the Contact and Mobilization Committee of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
A statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that the 61-member committee, chaired by Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state was constituted by the Mai Mala Buni-led APC caretaker and extra ordinary convention planning committee as part of efforts by the CECPC to rebuild and reposition the party ahead of the 2023 general elections and beyond.
Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello who chaired the inaugural meeting on behalf of Governor Badaru who is bereaved, urged members to dedicate their time, energy and resources in ensuring that the committee succeeds in its assignment.
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya along side his fellow committee members were taken through the 7-point terms of reference set up for them by the party which include: to establish constructive engagements with critical stakeholders at various stages of the party with a view to enhancing confidence in the party and trust among party leaders; to conduct needs assessment survey for party members and the general public to know what they expect from the party; to recalibrate the core values of the party to reflect the current realities; to develop strategies that will place the party in a vantage position in the public domain.
The committee also deliberated on the 17 sub- committees to be set up in order to ease their work and help come up with a strategy and framework that will help consolidate the gains of APC going forward. Some of the sub- committees include those of zonal contact; legal process; reward system; security and special engagements; media and publicity; events and annual convention; party policies, manifestos, culture and philosophy; party integration, synergy and cohesion; funding; mass movement among others.