As Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), validated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, he said imposition would no longer be allowed in the ruling party.
Buhari, speaking shortly after his party membership revalidation in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, stressed that there would be “no more crowning from Abuja.”
At Daura, in President’s hometown, he was accompanied by the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Buni; members of the committee; President of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; state governors and other party members.
Speaking further, Buhari, said he was committed to ensuring that the party is returned to the people at the grassroots.
“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.
“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,” Buhari said.
Speaking to members of the party, Buhari reminded them that his administration inherited a country without infrastructure despite the money made by past administrations, as he repeated his call the nation’s elite to consider the rot he inherited before condemning his government.