President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday after he revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress, at his hometown, Daura, Kastina State, said there won’t be an imposition from Abuja again in the party.
Buhari who had the company of the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Buni; members of the committee; the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; state governors and other party members, noted that he is committed to ensuring that the party is returned to the people at the grassroots.
He said, “No more crowning from Abuja downward. Let the people know this and appreciate it that they are in charge of their constituencies and they are in charge of the party.”
“Without any incentive, they must come out and defend the party at any level so that we, you and the party will feel secured and comfortable because the old-time of putting hands in the pocket is over because the money is no longer available.”
The President insisted that the party’s structure should no longer be Abuja downwards, saying “our party style and structure should no longer be Abuja downwards but from the ward level upwards. So that people can defend the party and its policies even at every level.”
Naija News had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Daura, his hometown, revalidated his APC membership status.
The President did the re-validation exercise at his Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, Katsina State, and was accompanied by some APC governors and the party national leaders.