The reconciliatory efforts of the Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CENCPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) on Monday saw Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi and his counterpart Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva agreeing to work together to reposition the party in the South-South geo-political zone of the country.
The two of them who were one time governors of Rivers and Bayesla States disclosed this development to newsmen after a closed door meeting with the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
The Minister of Transport who earlier arrived at the party Secretariat around 1:15 pm left after few minutes only to return with the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee to join the Minister of State for Petroleum at about 2pm for the closed door meeting that last almost an hour.
The political differences between the two South-South leaders in recent past have had a toll on the party’s fortune in the region.
Speaking with newsmen after the closed door meeting, Ameachi who was accompanied by the former governor Sylva, said: “We have agreed that both of us will work together.”
Governor Buni-led APC Caretaker Committee Tasks Amaechi, Sylva on Party’s Reconciliation, Repositioning Efforts
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni on Monday met with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva at the Party’s National Secretariat.
At the meeting which was held close door, Governor Mai Mala Buni charged the ministers to work together and lead the Party’s efforts to reconcile aggrieved party members and reposition the Party, particularly in the South South region.
Ahead of the Governorship elections in Niger Delta states of Edo and Ondo as well as legislative By-Elections in Bayelsa and Cross River states, Governor Mai Mala Buni charged the Ministers to play lead roles in bringing together party members and stakeholders to ensure that the APC is victorious.
“We have agreed that both of us will work together”, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi told journalists while accompanied by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva after the meeting with Governor Mai Mala Buni.
This indeed is another solid milestone in the achievement of the mandate given to the Governor Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee to reconcile party members and reposition the party.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)