Ganduje best suited to give APC purposeful leadership – Atiku

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kogi state in the Northcentral zone, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Isah, has disclosed that the embattled National Chairman of the party, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, possesses the requisite leadership qualities and demeanour to continue to stir the affairs of the party.

Atiku, a former Kogi state secretary of the defunct All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP), one of the legacy parties that merged to form APC, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Sunday.

He said: “History has shown us that sentiment never breeds the best leaders. As a party man from the north central axis of our country, my interest is a flourishing APC with leadership that can drive our party to greatness. Umar Ganduje possesses the credentials to do that”.

Speaking further, the Kogi-born politician insisted that Ganduje’s unalloyed loyalty to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his unmatched ability to entrench peace and unity within the party stands him out as the best for the job.

“You will agree with me that the APC needs a national chairman that is on board with Mr President so that the progressive ideals of the party can be incorporated into viable policies for the betterment of Nigeria. The support the national chairman enjoys from Mr. President and the 23 state governors of the party is a testament to his acceptability and outstanding leadership.

“Ganduje is a team player and no party survives under a dictator chairman but every party with a leader that carried everyone along like Ganduje is bound to flourish”, he said.

Atiku while dismissing the claims that the Northcentral axis is building a consensus to present a candidate for the national chairmanship position,  he noted that any attempt to do that will jeopardize the harmony in the APC as the Northcentral does not have what it takes to produce a national chairman at the moment.

He averred that the division across the party in the zone makes it an invitation to an intractable crisis for the party to attempt to ditch Ganduje.

Atiku, however, warned detractors to stay away from the affairs of the APC and that the Northcentral zone will not tolerate any disgruntled politicians using their name to cause disharmony and dissatisfaction within the party.

He assured that the Northcentral zone is solid behind Ganduje and will continue to support the national chairman to succeed in his quest to reposition the party for the greater good of our dear country.